Michigan has some unusual firearms laws. Like North Cackalacky, you have to go to the local cop shop and get a "Permit To Purchase" a handgun. Unlike the Tarheel State, the newly-acquired handgun is then brought back to the cop shop, where it is given a "safety inspection".
Oddly, the only part of the gun they really inspect is the make, model and serial number. And they don't even need to see the actual firearm itself, if you don't mind. According to Carrie at lyger, lyger: