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      RS 40:1752     


§1752.  Handling of machine guns unlawful; exceptions

No person shall sell, keep or offer for sale, loan or give away, purchase, possess, carry, or transport any machine gun within this state, except that:

(1)  All duly appointed peace officers may purchase, possess, carry, and transport machine guns.

(2)  This Part does not apply to the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States, the National Guard, and organizations authorized by law to purchase or receive machine guns from the United States or from this state.  The members of such Corps, National Guard, and organizations may possess, carry, and transport machine guns while on duty.

(3)  Persons possessing war relics may purchase and possess machine guns which are relics of any war in which the United States was involved, may exhibit and carry the machine guns in the parades of any military organization, and may sell, offer to sell, loan, or give the machine guns to other persons possessing war relics.

(4)  Guards or messengers employed by common carriers, banks, and trust companies, and pay-roll guards or messengers may possess and carry machine guns while actually employed in and about the shipment, transportation, or delivery, or in the guarding of any money, treasure, bullion, bonds, or other thing of value.  Their employers may purchase or receive machine guns and keep them in their possession when the guns are not being used by their guards or messengers.

(5)  Manufacturers and merchants may sell, keep or offer for sale, loan or give away, purchase, possess, and transport machine guns in the same manner as other merchandise except as otherwise provided in this Part.  Common carriers may possess and transport unloaded machine guns as other merchandise.

Acts 1932, No. 80, §2.

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