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    It simply bans private sales without involving a FFL dealer, which is ridiculous unless you're a gun store. If I want to sell a piece of my property I have every right to do so, and laws like this don't make us any safer. States that don't have such requirements are no less safe than those that do. The only difference is that you have been deprived of yet another piece of your property rights, and it is too bad Michigan did not repeal it. It was not long ago that there were no background checks at all, and the country was not mired in third world anarchy then. It's time to drop the drama-queen arguments against your freedoms and let laws like this go the way of the dodo.
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    I don't have a problem with background checks in order to sell a gun.

    The last thing I want to do is possibly sell a gun to a convicted felon, or a guy wanted for murder...or a guy who escaped prison.

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    Re: Michigan maintains background checks for handgun sales

    In Iowa, you must have a Sheriff issued permit to purchase handguns, or a permit to carry weapons, in order to purchase a hand gun; whether from an individual or a licensed dealer.

    It's not a bad situation, really. Though I don't care for it, it does sort of assure that you aren't selling to someone who wouldn't pass NICS check.
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    The law as stands in MI requires one to obtain a pistol purchase permit before buying a pistol. No gun shop is needed to be included in the transaction. Having a CCW permit allows one to purchase with out a prior obtained permit , however a registration card is still required to be filed with the Sheriff's dept.
    All pistols must be registered to the owner to be legal. While we may have some silly restriction ( no SBR's, pistol registration ) MI is getting better every year. Suppresor ownership is now legal and pushes to lift gun free zones are being considered.
    Bloomberg is just talking out his rear as usual, maybe some of the downstate dems agree with him, much less so the farther north you travel.
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    If there's a way to truely prevent criminals from obtaining firearms, I'm all for it. Otherwise, all registration/purchase permit procedures are a hinderence, an infringement, and hogwash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    The law as stands in MI requires one to obtain a pistol purchase permit before buying a pistol. No gun shop is needed to be included in the transaction. Having a CCW permit allows one to purchase with out a prior obtained permit , however a registration card is still required to be filed with the Sheriff's dept.
    All pistols must be registered to the owner to be legal. ...
    Am I understanding this correctly? "All pistols must be registered to the owner to be legal"? Are you saying the state if Michigan maintains a record of who owns all handguns in the state?

    I have never lived in a state that requires firearms registration, so please forgive my incredulity, but I find this to be unacceptable.

    What about someone moving into the state of MI.; are they required to register their firearms?
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    If Bloomberg is fer it, I'm agin it. With respect to SB59 which would lift gun free zones (provided additional training) aren't we approaching a year that it emerged from committee with a favorable recommendation? I'm not disagreeing that Michigan is moving forward just wondering what the hold-up is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    Am I understanding this correctly? "All pistols must be registered to the owner to be legal"? Are you saying the state if Michigan maintains a record of who owns all handguns in the state?

    I have never lived in a state that requires firearms registration, so please forgive my incredulity, but I find this to be unacceptable.

    What about someone moving into the state of MI.; are they required to register their firearms?
    Yes and yes (if handgun) to both of your questions. While it may be unacceptable, it is currently the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caertaker View Post
    If Bloomberg is fer it, I'm agin it. With respect to SB59 which would lift gun free zones (provided additional training) aren't we approaching a year that it emerged from committee with a favorable recommendation? I'm not disagreeing that Michigan is moving forward just wondering what the hold-up is.
    I suspect they are going to dither until the end of this session and then we get to start all over again next year. There is good information over at Michigan Gun Owners: SB 0059 Eliminate gun boards; go to SoS - MGO Community Forum
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    Fellow Michigan people. I could have swore that it was orders that all records regarding the registration of hand guns in Michigan were to be destroyed. Am I wrong in that? It has been a minute since I have purchased a gun in Michigan but I remember reading something about that somewhere. I maintain my CPL and drivers license in Michigan for tax purposes but have not bought a gun in Michigan since I got my CPL.

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    One more law won't stop even one more crime.

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    all states should set up a system so that private gun-sellers could do NICS checks on folks they want to sell guns to.

    who wants to take a chance that they are about to sell a gun to a convicted rapist or someone who just broke out of prison?

    I sure don't.

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    If I ever sold any firearm "PRIVATELY TO ANYONE".
    I would go through an FFL to transfer ownership to them so it is now on the record that; I NO LONGER OWN OR AM RESPONSIBLE FOR, that firearm.

    Even if I lived in an area that it wasn't necessary to do so......PERIOD

    You never ever never ever ever know were it could end up or how it could get there or what it may be used for. It could get stolen, lost, given or lent to someone, or resold and I for one would not take that chance!!!

    When I say ANYONE I mean ANYONE Friend, Family, and for sure any Strangers I do not know!!!!

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    Prove it! Records show it belongs to YOU.....lets go for a ride!!

    If someone ever wants to buy a firearm from me and doesn't want to go through an FFL to transfer ownership and pay any fees then too bad for you

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    Re: Michigan maintains background checks for handgun sales

    Why can't anyone print out an application have the buyer fill it out and call it in just like gun shops do?

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