as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 04/09/2018 04:29pm
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:
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 609.67, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
(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 beginnew text end that of a machine gun.new text beginnew 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.
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