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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Machine Guns & Automatic Firearms in New York.’ Hardware & Ammunition. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 5 December

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Machine Guns and Automatic Firearms in New York

New York penalizes any person who possesses any machine gun or any other firearm or weapon simulating a machine gun and which is adaptable for such use. It also penalizes any person who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, transports, ships, or disposes of any machine gun.

The presence in any room, dwelling, structure, or vehicle of any machine gun is presumptive evidence of its unlawful possession by all persons occupying the place where such machine gun is found.

A person who possesses any machine gun as an executor, administrator, or any other lawful possessor of such property of a decedent must deliver the machine gun to an appropriate official or to the superintendent of state police within 15 days.

As used in New York law "machine gun" means "a weapon of any description, irrespective of size, by whatever name known, loaded or unloaded, from which a number of shots or bullets may be rapidly or automatically discharged from a magazine with one continuous pull of the trigger and includes a sub-machine gun."…

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