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Old April 30, 2013, 02:34 AM   #1
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NY Legal M1 Carbine?

So my understanding is that under the NY SAFE Act, "assault weapon" has been redefined where any semiautomatic rifle with a detachable magazine and one "military-style" feature on it makes it an "assault weapon." I was looking at maybe purchasing an M1 Carbine for a home defense rifle, but then found out that that rifle is banned because the M1 Carbine has a bayonet lug, so it fails the "one military-style feature" test.

However, now I am confused, because in looking at two M1 Carbine manufacturers, I have noticed that while the Fulton Armory M1 Carbines would be among the banned variants, as those all have bayonet lugs, the Auto Ordnance M1 Carbines do not have a bayonet lug from what I can see. Now semiautomatic rifles with detachable box magazines that lack any "military-style" features are legal (the Ruger Mini-14 for example is listed specifically as one of the weapons that would not be considered an "assault weapon" in the state).

So if a Ruger Mini-14 is a legal weapon un the SAFE Act, would a M1 Carbine that lacks the bayonet lug also be legal? Or is there a specific provision within the law that explicitly outlaws the M1 Carbine period?

Here is a link to each rifle:

Fulton Armory M1 Carbines

Auto Ordnance M1 Carbine
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