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HF 2781

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 04/09/2018 04:29pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; firearms; clarifying that a slide-fire stock for a
semiautomatic firearm is a trigger activator; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016,
section 609.67, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 609.67, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) "Machine gun" means any firearm designed to discharge,
or capable of discharging automatically more than once by a single function of the trigger.

(b) "Shotgun" means a weapon designed, redesigned, made or remade which is intended
to be fired from the shoulder and uses the energy of the explosive in a fixed shotgun shell
to fire through a smooth bore either a number of ball shot or a single projectile for each
single pull of the trigger.

(c) "Short-barreled shotgun" means a shotgun having one or more barrels less than 18
inches in length and any weapon made from a shotgun if such weapon as modified has an
overall length less than 26 inches.

(d) "Trigger activator" means a removable manual or power driven trigger activating
device constructed and designed so that, when attached to a firearm, the rate at which the
trigger may be pulled increases and the rate of fire of the firearm increases to new text beginapproximate
new text end that of a machine gun.new text begin For purposes of this section, a device that is designed to use the recoil
of a semiautomatic firearm to enable a shooter to fire multiple shots in rapid succession,
commonly known as a slide-fire or bump-fire stock, is a trigger activator.
new text end

(e) "Machine gun conversion kit" means any part or combination of parts designed and
intended for use in converting a weapon into a machine gun, and any combination of parts
from which a machine gun can be assembled, but does not include a spare or replacement
part for a machine gun that is possessed lawfully under section 609.67, subdivision 3.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2018.
new text end