Current through P.A. 249 of the 2020 Legislative Session
Section 750.224 - Weapons; manufacture, sale, or possession as felony; violation as felony; penalty; exceptions; "muffler" or "silencer" defined(1) A person shall not manufacture, sell, offer for sale, or possess any of the following: (a) A machine gun or firearm that shoots or is designed to shoot automatically more than 1 shot without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.(b) A muffler or silencer.(d) A blackjack, slungshot, billy, metallic knuckles, sand club, sand bag, or bludgeon.(e) A device, weapon, cartridge, container, or contrivance designed to render a person temporarily or permanently disabled by the ejection, release, or emission of a gas or other substance.(2) A person who violates subsection (1) is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or a fine of not more than $2,500.00, or both.(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following:(a) A self-defense spray or foam device as defined in section 224d.(b) A person manufacturing firearms, explosives, or munitions of war by virtue of a contract with a department of the government of the United States.(c) A person licensed by the secretary of the treasury of the United States or the secretary's delegate to manufacture, sell, or possess a machine gun, or a device, weapon, cartridge, container, or contrivance described in subsection (1).(4) As used in this chapter, "muffler" or "silencer" means 1 or more of the following: (a) A device for muffling, silencing, or deadening the report of a firearm.(b) A combination of parts, designed or redesigned, and intended for use in assembling or fabricating a muffler or silencer.(c) A part, designed or redesigned, and intended only for use in assembling or fabricating a muffler or silencer.Amended by 2006, Act 401, s 1, eff. 12/28/2006.1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;--CL 1948, 750.224 ;--Am. 1959, Act 175, Eff. Mar. 19, 1960 ;--Am. 1978, Act 564, Imd. Eff. Dec. 29, 1978 ;--Am. 1980, Act 346, Eff. Mar. 31, 1981 ;--Am. 1990, Act 321, Eff. Mar. 28, 1991 ;--Am. 1991, Act 33, Imd. Eff. June 10, 1991 .