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question about shipping high cap mags to Ohio

Discussion in 'Legal' started by skipbo32, Apr 17, 2013.

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  1. skipbo32

    skipbo32 Member

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    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.
     
  2. SpaceMonkey

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    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.
     
  3. rtroha

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    Mere possession is not illegal, you just can't ever plug it into a firearm.

    http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2923.11
     
  4. skipbo32

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    thanks guys. so are you saying it is legal to ship such a magazine to Ohio?
     
  5. Jeff H

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    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.
     
  6. highorder

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    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.
     
  7. Deanimator

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    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.
     
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    I wouldn't hesitate.
     
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