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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Machine Guns & Automatic Firearms in West Virginia.’ Hardware & Ammunition. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 14 April
Machine Guns and Automatic Firearms in West Virginia
West Virginia prohibits any person from carrying, transporting, or possessing any machine gun, submachine gun, or fully automatic weapon unless they have complied fully with all applicable federal laws.
However, federal law generally allows the possession of machine guns manufactured prior to May 19, 1986 so long as they are registered…
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