Hunting is an important part of many Michigan residents’ lives. Every hunter has wonderful memories of hunting in Michigan’s great outdoors with family or friends.
Under Michigan law a felony will take away your ability to hunt with a firearm and in many hunters takes away a part of who they are. However, Michigan law also allows you to restore your ability to hunt with a firearm once again.
A person may get their right to carry a firearm restored two different ways. First, a person may get their felony conviction expunged. For more information click here.
Second, an individual may petition to the your counties local gun board to request your rights to carry a firearm are restored.
8.3t “Firearm” defined.
The word “firearm”, except as otherwise specifically defined in the statutes, shall be construed to include any weapon from which a dangerous projectile may be propelled by using explosives, gas or air as a means of propulsion, except any smooth bore rifle or handgun designed and manufactured exclusively for propelling BB’s not exceeding .177 calibre by means of spring, gas or air.
History: Add. 1959, Act 189, Imd. Eff. July 22, 1959
© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan
A firearm is defined above. Include this in a section as what Michigan considers a firearm. Firearm includes muzzle loaders and black powder rifles.
Under MCL 28.424, a person may apply 5 years after all the following:
- the person has paid all their fines from the court.
- the person has served any jail time that was imposed by the court.
- the person has completed all terms of probation and parole that was imposed by the court.
If you have more than one criminal charge you may still have your firearm rights restored to you.
If you qualify contact this office to set up an appointment. The great outdoors awaits.
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