Current law prohibits a person from manufacturing, selling, offering for sale or possessing a short-barreled shotgun or rifle in Michigan. There is an exception allowing ownership of an antique gun unlikely to be used as a weapon.
“In Michigan, only people who wish to spend a considerable amount of money to own an antique version of this firearm may own them,” said Robert Ianni of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, “but if you want a replica of that antique, you can’t buy one. In reality, it’s the law itself that is an antique.”
Ianni pointed out that sawed-off shotguns would still be prohibited under Green’s legislation, which the attorney general’s office supports.