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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                         CHAPTER 93-H.F.No. 170 
           An act relating to firearms; allowing ammunition 
          manufacturers to possess machine guns for ammunition 
          testing purposes; permitting certain licensed dealers 
          and manufacturers to own or possess machine guns and 
          short-barreled shotguns for certain purposes; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 609.67, subdivisions 
          3 and 4. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 609.67, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [USES PERMITTED.] The following persons may own 
or possess a machine gun or short-barreled shotgun provided the 
provisions of subdivision 4 are complied with: 
    (1) Law enforcement officers for use in the course of their 
duties; 
    (2) Chief executive officers of correctional facilities and 
other personnel thereof authorized by them and persons in charge 
of other institutions for the retention of persons convicted or 
accused of crime, for use in the course of their duties; and 
    (3) Persons possessing machine guns or short-barreled 
shotguns which, although designed as weapons, have been 
determined by the superintendent of the bureau of criminal 
apprehension or the superintendent's delegate by reason of the 
date of manufacture, value, design or other characteristics 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; 
      (4) Manufacturers of ammunition who possess and use machine 
guns for the sole purpose of testing ammunition manufactured for 
sale to law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities; 
and 
    (5) Dealers and manufacturers who are federally licensed to 
buy and sell, or manufacture machine guns or short-barreled 
shotguns and who either use the machine guns or short-barreled 
shotguns 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 or short-barreled shotguns to Minnesota 
law enforcement agencies and will use the machine gun or 
short-barreled shotgun for law enforcement sales demonstrations. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 609.67, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [REPORT REQUIRED.] (a) A person owning or 
possessing a machine gun or short-barreled shotgun as authorized 
by subdivision 3, clause (1), (2), (3), or (4) shall, within ten 
days after acquiring such ownership or possession, file a 
written report with the bureau of criminal apprehension, showing 
the person's name and address;  the person's official title and 
position, if any; a description of the machine gun or 
short-barreled shotgun sufficient to enable identification 
thereof; the purpose for which it is owned or possessed; and 
such further information as the bureau may reasonably require. 
    (b) A dealer or manufacturer owning or having a machine gun 
or short-barreled shotgun as authorized by subdivision 3, clause 
(5) shall, by the tenth day of each month, file a written report 
with the bureau of criminal apprehension showing the name and 
address of the dealer or manufacturer and the serial number of 
each machine gun or short-barreled shotgun acquired or 
manufactured during the previous month. 
    Approved May 13, 1987