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Michigan requires handgun sellers to report transaction information to local law enforcement.1 In Michigan, once a handgun purchase license is issued, three copies are delivered to the applicant by the licensing authority (i.e., local law enforcement).2 When the handgun sale is made, the seller must fill out the license forms describing the handgun, listing the date of sale and indicating that the handgun was sold to the licensee.3 Both the seller and the licensee must sign the license forms.4 The seller may retain a copy of the license as a record of the sale, provide one copy to the purchaser, and return one copy to the licensing authority within 10 days after the date the handgun is purchased or acquired.5 Not later than 10 days after receiving the license copy from the seller, the licensing authority must electronically enter the information into the handgun entry database as required by the department of state police.6


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  1. Mich. Comp. Laws Serv. § 28.422(5), 28.422a(2).[]
  2. Mich. Comp. Laws Serv. § 28.422(4).[]
  3. Mich. Comp. Laws Serv. § 28.422(5).[]
  4. Id.[]
  5. Id.[]
  6. Id.[]