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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Machine Guns & Automatic Firearms in Delaware.’ Hardware & Ammunition. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 March
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Machine Guns and Automatic Firearms in Delaware
Delaware prohibits any person from selling, transferring, purchasing, receiving or possessing a "destructive weapon," including any machine gun or firearm that is adaptable for use as a machine gun. This prohibition does not apply to:
1) members of the U.S. military or a police force in Delaware duly authorized to carry a machine gun; or
2) persons possessing machine guns for scientific or experimental research and development purposes, which firearms have been duly registered under the National Firearms Act of 1968 (26 U.S.C. § 5801 et seq….