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MACHINE GUN

A "machine gun" is a weapon of any description, irrespective of size, by whatever name known, loaded or unloaded, from which a number of shots or bullets may be rapidly or automatically discharged from a magazine with one continuous pull of the trigger and includes a submachine gun. 

Source:  General Statutes § 53a-3 (15) (applies to Penal Code).

Commentary:  See the glossary entry for "firearm." 

General Statutes § 53-202 (a) (1), which regulates the possession of machine guns, contains the following definition:  "Machine gun" shall apply to and include a weapon of any description, loaded or unloaded, which shoots, is designed to shoot or can be readily restored to shoot automatically more than one projectile, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger, and shall also include any part or combination of parts designed for use in converting a weapon into a machine gun and any combination of parts from which a machine gun can be assembled if such parts are in the possession of or under the control of a person.

    

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