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High cap mags buying selling?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by RA40, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. RA40

    RA40 Well-Known Member

    From the Beretta page:
    Howdy- my first post here. Sorry if this has been asked in redundancy

    My question as a resident of CA, I have some 10+ round mags that I am considering selling. Can these be legally sold to firearm owners other than those in California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey & New York?

    Pouring over page after page of the AWB leaves me :confused:

    Last edited: Oct 15, 2005
  2. RavenVT100

    RavenVT100 Well-Known Member

    They're not high capacity magazines. They're normal capacity. Furthermore, the firearms they're used in are designed to work with those magazines. The castrated mags can in many cases cause malfunctions and unreliability.
  3. Don't Tread On Me

    Don't Tread On Me Well-Known Member

  4. RA40

    RA40 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the terminology correction.

    From one ofthe other threads:

    Okay...yet what is the interpretation for sales originating from CA to a state where there is no 10 round limit? A site that is updated for the Sept 2004 change would be appreciated.

  5. Brian Dale

    Brian Dale Well-Known Member


    First, welcome to The High Road!

    With regard to your first post about the federal Civilian Weapons Ban, for buyers in states that do not have California-style, NJ-style state laws requiring shrunken magazines:

    There was a federal law--the "Assault Weapons Ban"--which went into effect in 1994. It required a lot of dumb things. On of those things was that private citizens could only buy or possess mags holding 10 rounds or less, OR standard-capacity (13-round, 15-round, whatever) mags made BEFORE a date in 1994.

    The law had a "sunset date" 10 years after the date when it went into effect.

    The federal "Assault Weapons Ban" expired last September.

    The federal "Assault Weapons Ban" no longer exists AT ALL; its provisions are now meaningless.

    My belief WAS that you could sell standard-capacity magazines to anyone. Their local laws might forbid them from buying them or owning them (perhaps in NJ, for example, or in the city of Chicago -- I DO KNOT KNOW AND I AM NOT A LAWYER).

    HOWEVER, your second post makes it appear as though California has made it a crime to sell your legally-owned property even to someone outside your state. :barf: I hope that I'm wrong and that someone with real knowledge of the issue will chime in with the correct answer.

    So: Question 1: no problem.
    Question 2: I can't help with California law; another High Roader or your state Attorney General's office will probably have definitive info.

    Again, Welcome.
  6. RA40

    RA40 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the welcome Happy Bob. :)

    This is reminiscent of the vehicle code. So many statutes exist and it is buried among tons of text. While it is doubtful a small transaction would elicit a response, it is the little things that come back to bite when taken so casually. I may well cut these in half to simply dispose of them...sad to have to do that though. :( Jail or fines isn't worth trying to lighten the load.
  7. pete f

    pete f Well-Known Member

    I think you can sell low cap mags to anyone. I can not imagine how any state can prohibit you selling a legal product in your state to a person who is legally allowed to own such a product in their own state.

    I realize that PRK is really odd, but no way they can prohibit you from selling a cali legal product to another state where such a product is legal. imagine it as a car, a cali legal car is made to a stricter standard and you can sell it anywhere. To buy a non cali legal car and bring it into the PRK you are introuble. same with mags.
  8. bountyhunter

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