question about shipping high cap mags to Ohio


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skipbo32
April 17, 2013, 11:14 AM
what are the laws in the state of Ohio regarding rifle magazines? a guy in Ohio wants me to send him a 45rd 5.45x39 magazine. i know California residents can accept magazines disassembled as "parts kits". anyone know the legal capacity of magazines in OH and their restrictions?

thanks.

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SpaceMonkey
April 17, 2013, 11:33 AM
Not a lawyer, but...

If you put a magazine that can hold more than 30 rounds in a firearm, you just created a destructive device (machine gun) in Ohio. I have seen them for sale, so I don't think there is a ban on owning one, but never put it in/near a firearm.

There is an exception for rimfire. The above is for centerfire firearms only.

rtroha
April 17, 2013, 12:00 PM
Mere possession is not illegal, you just can't ever plug it into a firearm.

(E) "Automatic firearm" means any firearm designed or specially adapted to fire a succession of cartridges with a single function of the trigger. "Automatic firearm" also means any semi-automatic firearm designed or specially adapted to fire more than thirty-one cartridges without reloading, other than a firearm chambering only .22 caliber short, long, or long-rifle cartridges.

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2923.11

skipbo32
April 17, 2013, 12:59 PM
thanks guys. so are you saying it is legal to ship such a magazine to Ohio?

Jeff H
April 17, 2013, 01:48 PM
Glock 33 round mags are for sale in gun stores all around Ohio so I would presume there is no prohibition to actually owning one, but as others have said, don't put it in a gun.

Stupid laws.

highorder
April 17, 2013, 01:58 PM
200rd. AR-15 drums are for sale at gunshows here.

ORC 2923.11(E) is the Law, but enforcement of the law is spotty, and likely just a pile on charge when they raid your meth lab and find your drum mag.

Deanimator
April 18, 2013, 06:54 AM
ORC 2923.11(E) is the Law, but enforcement of the law is spotty,
Pretty much nonexistent, actually.

I can't recall hearing about anybody EVER being prosecuted for it, even as an add-on and I've lived here since '86.

That doesn't mean it can't happen, but the odds seem VERY low.

guyfromohio
April 18, 2013, 07:07 AM
I wouldn't hesitate.

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