Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
Licensing is handled through your local police or sheriff's department. That office would be able to tell you whether they would grant a license. If it is determined that it is necessary to have the prior conviction expunged, you know what you need to attempt.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law | Thomas J. Tomko
As a convicted felon, there is a Michigan provision which prohibits your possession of a firearm. If this is the only conviction you have on your record, then I would suggest an expungement. This may assist in getting a purchase permit. It does not change that you are a convicted felon, but it helps push things in the direction of ability to own. There is also a provision in Michigan law for a convicted felon to own a rifle for hunting purposes. This procedure would need to be followed so that you have a Court Order. It is not a handgun, and it is not a CCW. These are different concerns. My view is that if you own a shotgun for hunting purposes, this could also be something for home defense. However, keep in mind that any firearm which may be allowed is for hunting purposes, so an AK 47 is not a weapon used for hunting. A shotgun is often use for hunting with slugs for deer, or with shot for pheasant, duck, squirrel, etc. I hope that this was helpful.
Answer Applies to: Michigan