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[[Frequently Asked Questions]]:  What about MAGAZINES?
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Simple answers for simple questions.
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California defines ‘large-capacity magazines’ as those which hold more than 10 rounds.
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====Possession====
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POSSESSION of a large-capacity magazine is NOT illegal, no matter how you got it or when you got it.  This includes magazines issued to military.
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*EXCEPT in the City of Richmond - possession of large-capacity magazines ([http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/archives/66/ord.%2040-07%20large%20capacity%20magazine%20ban.pdf ORDINANCE NO. 40-07 N. S.]) is a misdemeanor.
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You do not have to prove magazines are legal.
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New (to the state) large-capacity magazines were banned, effective January 1, 2000.
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If you possessed such magazines in California before that date, they are legal.
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If you bought them, manufactured them, or brought them into California for the first time after that date, they are illegal.
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It is illegal to transfer large-capacity magazines inside California, except to law enforcement.
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====Repair and Rebuild====
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It is not illegal to possess all of the parts to manufacture a new large capacity magazine, as long as you do not manufacture the magazine in the state of California.
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*Existing (old) magazines may be repaired with new parts.
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*The parts can also be used to create new magazines when out of state, provided that before they return to the state, they are disassembled.
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*It is also legal to use the parts from a large capacity magazine to manufacture a magazine that holds ten rounds or less. This modification must be permanent to be legal. A rivet or epoxy is generally considered permanent in the eyes of the law.
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====Use====
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It is not illegal to convert a large-capacity magazine to a 10-round or smaller magazine.
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Some magazines designed for 10 rounds of one caliber can accept more than ten rounds of a different caliber, and function in some guns.  This is not illegal.
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A magazine with ammunition in it is NOT a ‘loaded gun’.  It does not meet the Penal Code definition of a firearm.
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When transporting a firearm, magazines MAY contain ammunition, so long as the magazines are not inserted in the magazine well of a firearm.
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====Lending====
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You CAN lend a large-capacity magazine to a friend, if you stay together, as at a range.
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You cannot loan a large capacity magazine to anyone, including family members, outside of your immediate presence.
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====Use of Large Capacity Magazines in "Bullet Buttoned" firearms====
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Use of large capacity magazines in rifles or pistols equipped with "evil features" and a bullet button cannot use large capacity magazines. Large capacity magazine laws are different from assault weapons laws.
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The use of a bullet button with a large capacity magazine creates a Category 3 assault weapon.
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==References==
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[[Large-capacity magazine restrictions]]
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[http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=124709 Large-capacity magazines in California]
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[http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=213734 Legality of "hi-cap" mags]
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[[Category: FAQ]]
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[[Category: Legal]]
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Latest revision as of 07:36, 16 January 2010