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Nothing in this chapter shall affect or apply to any of the
(a) The sale to, purchase by, or possession of machineguns by a
police department, a sheriff's office, a marshal's office, a district
attorney's office, the California Highway Patrol, the Department of
Justice, the Department of Corrections for use by the department's
Special Emergency Response Teams and Law Enforcement
Liaison/Investigations Unit, or the military or naval forces of this
state or of the United States for use in the discharge of their
official duties, provided, however, that any sale to these entities
be transacted by a person who is permitted pursuant to Section 32650
and licensed pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 32700).
(b) The possession of machineguns by regular, salaried, full-time
peace officer members of a police department, sheriff's office,
marshal's office, district attorney's office, the California Highway
Patrol, the Department of Justice, or the Department of Corrections
for use by the department's Special Emergency Response Teams and Law
Enforcement Liaison/Investigations Unit, when on duty and if the use
is within the scope of their duties.