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    Hi-Cap Mag. Question

    If a California resident purchased a pistol that came with two 15 round mags. legally in California prior to the 10 round limit law, Is that person allowed to use/own those magazines?

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    Here is the place to find information regarding the ban.

    http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/regs/sb23indx.php

    Here is the answer to your question.

    If I have a large-capacity magazine, do I need to get rid of it?
    No. Continued possession of large-capacity magazines (able to accept more than 10 rounds) that you owned in California before January 1, 2000, is not prohibited. However as of January 1, 2000, it is illegal to buy, manufacture, import, keep for sale, expose for sale, give or lend any large-capacity magazine in California except by law enforcement agencies, California peace officers, or licensed dealers.

    http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/pubfaqs.php#5
    Last edited by thebigsd; 07-15-2011 at 12:52 AM.
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    Thanks. I got into an argument (friendly) about this subject and then could not seem to find the rules to back it up. Big help!

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    Side note on terminology.

    Gun-grabbers love the term "high capacity magazine."

    Don't fall into their trap. Use instead the proper term "normal capacity magazine", or maybe don't reference the capacity at all except to note the number of rounds. We've long since passed the day when semi-auto pistols held only 7-10 rounds of ammunition. Today only compacts or old designs (1911, for example) have below-normal capacity.
    Last edited by Citizen; 07-15-2011 at 01:21 AM.

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    Yup, normal cap magazines have been banned; our rights have been reduced to low cap mags.
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