Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Machine Gun Definition:

A firearm which can shoot more than one shot without having to be reloaded and by single function of the trigger.

Related Terms: Uzi Machine Gun

The 2011 version of the Title 26 of the United States Code, at §5845(b) defines a machine gun as follows:

"The term machinegun means any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger."

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