‘You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means’
So the NYPD had a fit in a press release and in a social media post about a “fully-automatic Uzi machine pistol” their ESU guys pinched off a group of sketchy guys in Brooklyn who also had a Hi Point pistol complete with “soon to be found at the bottom of the Hudson” finish and about 5 ounces of herb.
Here’s the pic:
As you and I can tell, it’s a IMI/Action Arms imported Micro Uzi from the 1980s/early 90’s which were semi-auto only as evidenced by the two-position selector switch for just a safety and semi-auto fire.
While it’s impossible from the single picture to say whether or not the Uzi impounded was later converted to a Title II firearm, as you would need to take a peak at the internals, the fact that they gun was made with an integral blocking bar in the receiver to prevent a full-auto bolt from being added would seem to preclude that.
As I covered it for Guns.com, I asked NYPD Media Relations for more info as to how they ascertained it was full-auto and haven’t heard back yet.