2013-02-21 / Community

Law to clarify sales

LANSING – A bill allowing all non-residents of Michigan to purchase rifles and shotguns in Michigan and Michigan residents to purchase those long guns in other states that allow it was recently signed into law.

The bill, introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, fixes a Michigan law allowing federally licensed firearms dealers to sell rifles and shotguns only to Michigan residents or nonresidents of contiguous states.

It was enacted to mirror federal law decades ago; however, the federal requirement has since been repealed so federally licensed firearms dealers can sell rifles and shotguns to residents of any state.

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