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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Machine Guns & Automatic Firearms in Minnesota.’ Hardware & Ammunition. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 24 November
Machine Guns and Automatic Firearms in Minnesota
Minnesota prohibits the ownership, possession, or operation of a machine gun, trigger activator or machine gun conversion kit.
Minnesota does allow certain persons to own or possess a machine gun, including:
- Persons possessing machine guns that have been determined by the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to be primarily collector's items, relics, museum pieces or objects of curiosity, ornaments or keepsakes, and are not likely to be used as weapons, based on the date of manufacture, value, design or other characteristics of the weapons; or
- Federally-licensed dealers and manufacturers who have authority to buy, sell and/or manufacture machine guns and who either use the machine guns in peace officer training under courses approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, or are engaged in the sale of machine guns to federal and state agencies or political subdivisions.
Private persons, dealers or manufacturers owning or possessing a machine gun are required to submit reports of the gun to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Dealers and manufacturers must, by the tenth day of each month, file a written report showing the name and address of the dealer or manufacturer and the serial number of each machine gun acquired or manufactured during the previous month. Any private person, within ten days after acquiring ownership or possession of a machine gun, must file a written report showing his or her name and address, official title and position, a description of the machine gun sufficient to enable identification thereof, the purpose for which it is owned or possessed, and any additional information as the Bureau may reasonably require…
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