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    GA Code 16-11-121 paragraph 2
    (2) "Machine gun" means any weapon which shoots or is designed to shoot,automatically,more than six shots,without manual reloading,by a single function of the trigger.
    From page 129 ATF Publication 5300.5
    26th edition revised August 2005
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    sooooooooooooooooooo, is 3 round burst legal then?!?!?! I'd write a letter asking for clarification....

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    This is the State of Georgia's description of a machine gun.Not Federal.I don't know what it means.There might be someone down at the Capital who knows but it would surprise me if there is.
    It's only metal, it's not magic.

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    Sure does make it sound as if a 3 round burst would be legal.

    In a conflict between Fed and State laws does the most oppressive win?

    You gotta love GA!!
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    Isn't any semi auto with a mag capacity over 16 a machine gun in DC? IIRC, Ohio has a similar mag capacity = MG law as well. There is no conflict with these laws, they simply try you in state court using the state law, and fed court using the fed law. Whichever one "get's R Dun".

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    generally, the federal law is the standard, the state law must meet or exceed the federal laws.

    just for the hell of it, i'd write the ATF and the state for clarification......

    i'll check the big purple book. if the ATF publishes it, it must be so!!! (wishful thinking...)

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    Ga. state code will not stop you from being prosecuted by the Fed's . sorry .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Jacket Firearms
    Ga. state code will not stop you from being prosecuted by the Fed's . sorry .
    Will -- I think Georgia tryed to get around that problem once before.

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    I'm not going to argue states rights on this one.Just struck me as curious why all the other NFA and DD law reads just like Fed regs except this.
    My first thought was that someone in the GA General Assembly leadership had a 6 shot pepperbox pistol he was fond of and was writing law around it or showing their ass to Washington as states sometimes do.Any of the well read know fed law on multiple projectile pepperbox type things off the top of their head?The number six seemed odd as well since most bursts are three and Fed burst maximum is one.
    It's only metal, it's not magic.

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    "without manual reloading" is the funny phrase.

    Do some of the old pepperboxes fire all the barrels at once?

    And keep in mind we are talking of a state which once had three Governors and the conflict was decided in favor of the first man to walk in with a Smith and Wesson.
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