Michigan has a long history of one generation teaching the other how to respectfully, carefully, and, most importantly...safely...handle a firearm or weapon of any sort. These generations spend time together, communing in the Great Lakes States' picturesque forests, hunting game, and creating life-long memories. As a gun owner and a concealed carry permit holder, I've been taught since I was a child (as so many of us were) that guns, and weapons of any kind, are not toys.

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Michigan has strict laws when it comes to owning and carrying firearms and other dangerous weapons. The Michigan Penal Code is in place to ensure the safety of individuals and the community as a whole. Michigan residents need to follow these laws to avoid legal issues and to keep themselves and others out of harm's way.

The State of Michigan Says You May Not Possess These 11 Weapons

A stockpile of Michigan illegal weapons.

The possession of illegal weapons in Michigan can lead to severe legal consequences, including felony charges. This can result in a criminal record, loss of their gun rights, and make it tough to find a job or a house.

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Overall, following the law and practicing gun safety can prevent unnecessary harm and legal issues. It is crucial to stay informed and to seek legal help if facing any weapons charges to protect yourself and your rights.

Here are the weapons that have been banned in the state of Michigan:

Michigan's 11 Banned Weapons

Switchblades, brass knuckles, ballistic knives, stun guns, short-barreled shotguns and rifles, assault weapons, explosive devices, machine guns, silencers, and nuclear weapons! Are they legal in the State of Michigan?

Gallery Credit: Scott Clow

Michigan Deer Season: Car v Deer, Which Kill More in Your County?

Between hunters and car-deer collisions, which one is responsible for thinning the herd more in your Michigan county? Using the Michigan Department of Natural Resources deer license sales from all seasons and crash data from MichiganTrafficCrashFacts.org, let's take a county-by-county look as we count down to the one with the most deer-involved crashes and compare that to the amount killed by hunters.

Gallery Credit: Scott Clow


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