This is a discussion on From Michigan - for now within the New Users forums, part of the Lobby category; We've been here for a few years after moving from NW AZ. Although I've used my hubby's login on other shooting forums, It's time to ...
Welcome aboard. Glad you're here. Good to see another Woman on the Board. We have a couple but they aren't active. Maybe if we get some active ones they can get the others posting. One of the women here is my wife (gun-toten-granny). Just jump right in and make yourself at home.
The only explanation I can offer about the lack of shooting sports is that there are millions of hunters in Michigan, so rifles and shotguns have always been everyone's main firearm. Also, until shall issue was passed a few years ago, it was a real pain to transport a handgun in Michigan. It still is a bit of a pain if you don't have a CCW.
On top of that, we still have the antiquated purchase permit green card system followed by the "inspection" which is really a thinly disguised registration.