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It is a felony in Michigan to manufacture, sell, offer for sale, or possess a short-barreled shotgun, also known as a sawed-off shotgun, or a short-barreled rifle. The shortening of the barrel of a shotgun permits the gun to have a wider spread of shot and is easier to conceal than a standard shotgun. This felony is punishable by up to 5 year imprisonment, a $2,500 fine, or both.

This law does not apply to a gun deemed to be a curio, relic, museum piece, or collector’s item not likely to be used as a weapon, assuming the individual with the gun has fully complied with the law on ownership of antique guns.

MCL 750.224b

If you have been charged with possession of a sawed-off shotgun contact ArborYpsi Law at 734-883-9584 or at to speak with attorney Sam Bernstein and discuss and your case.

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