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Posted: 9/16/2003 10:52:43 AM EDT
I stumbled upon this nugget while looking up state-to-state gun laws. I thought, perhaps incorrectly, that CA does NOT allow Class-III for its subjects?

www.firearmslawcenter.org/content/masterlist.asp#Machineguns

Here's the snippet:


According to the ATF, in 2000 there were a total of 278,958 registered machine guns nationwide.  Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Firearms Commerce in the United States: 2001/2002, Exhibit 9. The four states with the greatest number of machine guns were Texas (19,415), Connecticut (17,289), Florida (15,285), and California (14,916); those with the fewest were Delaware (146), Hawaii (246), Rhode Island (416) and North Dakota (1,019).  Id. 


There are 14,916 registered MG's in this state? LEO's only? Kofi Anan's secret army? What am I missing?
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 10:54:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2003 10:55:37 AM EDT by slipjoint]
Link to BATFE PDF file, right-click to save to your desktop:

www.atf.treas.gov/pub/fire-explo_pub/firearmscommerce/exhibits.pdf

Edited to add: see page 9 / Exhibit 9 for the breakdown state-by-state.
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 11:25:31 AM EDT
Movie industry maybe?
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 2:58:31 PM EDT
Pre-ban samples?
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 4:02:13 PM EDT
Maybe they're for all the Celebrities,personal army of body guards.

Not to mention the those belonging to Dianne Fienstein!!!!
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 4:56:08 PM EDT
A lot in the Movie industry, and don't forget there are a whole poop-pot full of people here. You get a fraction of the amount per capita as some states and that still is a bunch.

There used to be some firearms development companies that had a lot.
Link Posted: 9/17/2003 5:13:03 AM EDT
Aerospace should have a few hidden somewhere.
Link Posted: 9/17/2003 6:58:29 AM EDT
Doesnt this also include law enforcement?
I'd think that'd be the factor

The only other states that have more are those that allow private ownership
Link Posted: 9/19/2003 11:05:39 AM EDT
Probably movie industry and LE. That number has to be lower than it used to be since Stembridge gun rentals went out of business. They had thousands of movie guns, most of which were liquidated out of state.
Link Posted: 9/19/2003 1:37:19 PM EDT
I'd love to see next year's and the year following's BATFE records.

See where the movement is.
Link Posted: 10/3/2003 3:20:39 PM EDT
My M240/MAG58 came from a dealer in the Bayarea.

Link Posted: 10/3/2003 10:34:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chaingun:
Aerospace should have a few hidden somewhere.


Firearms and other weapons are prohibited where I work
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