Skip to Main Content

Michigan has made modest improvements to its gun safety laws in recent years, but can do much more to save lives and prevent shootings.

In 2021, Michigan had the 23rd lowest gun death rate among the states. Michigan also supplied crime guns to other states at less than half the national rate, and the state imported more crime guns than it exported.

What Michigan Does Well

  • Gun owner licensing
  • Lost & stolen firearm reporting
  • State database background checks for handguns
  • Partial state firearm sale records retention
  • Child access prevention law
  • Extreme risk protection orders

What Michigan Is Missing

  • Most domestic violence gun laws
  • Assault weapon restrictions
  • Large capacity magazine ban
  • Strong concealed carry law
  • Open carry regulations



The data is clear: states with stronger gun laws have less gun violence. See how your state compares in our annual ranking.

Read More


We’re in this together. To build a safer America—one where children and parents in every neighborhood can learn, play, work, and worship without fear of gun violence—we need you standing beside us in this fight.