I was not a shooter or hunter when the first ban took place, so I'm not sure how it worked. If you already owned hi-cap mags could you continue to use them? Was it illegal to use them for CCW weapons or home protection but you could have them for hunting, range use, or competition? The reason I ask is if there is a new ban on high-cap mags and it is illegal to use them why in the heck are people going crazy buying them up? I have two M&P .40s with 15 round mags. I actually just ordered two extra mags for them yesterday to have as spares; not because of any potential ban. Will it be illegal to even possess/use them in the future? It just seems crazy to buy 5, 10, 20 or 100 magazines that you can't use. I mean if people want them in case the ban is lifted like last time then you will be able to buy them again and would not have needed to stock up in the first place. Maybe I'm missing something.