28.429 Pistols; safety inspection required; certificate of inspection; exemptions; requirements of pistol
presented for inspection; violation as civil infraction; fine.
Sec. 9. (1) A person within the state who owns or comes into possession of a pistol shall, if he or she resides in a city, township,
or village having an organized police department, present the pistol for safety inspection to the commissioner or chief
of police of the city, township, or village police department or to a duly authorized deputy of the commissioner or chief of
police. If that person resides in a part of the county not included within a city, township, or village having an organized police
department, he or she shall present the pistol for safety inspection to the sheriff of the county or to a duly authorized deputy of
the sheriff. If the person presenting the pistol is eligible to possess a pistol under section 2(1), a certificate of inspection shall
be issued in triplicate on a form provided by the director of the department of state police, containing the name, age, address,
description, and signature of the person presenting the pistol for inspection, together with a full description of the pistol. The
original of the certificate shall be delivered to the registrant. The duplicate of the certificate shall be mailed within 48 hours to
the director of the department of state police and filed and indexed by the department and kept as a permanent official record.
The triplicate of the certificate shall be retained and filed in the office of the sheriff, commissioner, or chief of police. This section
does not apply to a wholesale or retail dealer in firearms who regularly engages in the business of selling pistols at retail, or
to a person who holds a collection of pistols kept for the purpose of display as relics or curios and that are not made for modern
ammunition or are permanently deactivated.