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Knighj1
01-28-2013, 10:28
Is it true that I can disassemble glock 19(15 round)magazines and ship them to resident in California to legally own?
I have seen multiple links to where this is the case and it is ok. Is there any way I can get in trouble?

http://gunwiki.net/Gunwiki/LegalCaliforniaMagazines
http://www.44mag.com/product/high_capacity_magazine_repair_kits/
https://www.exilemachine.net/shop/rifle-44/magazines-64/
http://www.rrcfirearms.com/rebuild_kits_faq.cfm
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=124709

SCC
01-28-2013, 10:42
I would not send them ..


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G26S239
01-28-2013, 10:43
I would not advise doing so. Read the law carefully before you do. The state or federal DOJ just might be chicken s@#$ enough to bait you into it.

MarcDW
01-28-2013, 10:51
CA people tell you that all the time. They claim they are spare parts.
I disagree with their interpretation of the CA law.
Maybe they should work harder to have representatives who actually regard the constitution!

Knighj1
01-28-2013, 10:56
Thanks guys, Im sure he is legit, but I am not going to take the risk. I hate it for him, but if my butt is on the line Im out.

lonnied
01-28-2013, 10:59
Wise decision.

G26S239
01-28-2013, 11:22
CA people tell you that all the time. They claim they are spare parts.
I disagree with their interpretation of the CA law.
Maybe they should work harder to have representatives who actually regard the constitution!

Some of us do.

F106 Fan
01-28-2013, 13:28
But we are vastly outnumbered :steamed:

Richard

ca survivor
01-28-2013, 16:44
Thanks guys, Im sure he is legit, but I am not going to take the risk. I hate it for him, but if my butt is on the line Im out.

good decision, unless you know the person or is a friend don't do it and even then I will mail it in two parts, on different days.

kenpoprofessor
01-28-2013, 16:49
So what federal law would I be breaking sending normal or high cap mags to CA when they are legal to send anywhere? CA law says "THEY" can't do it, but I'm not in CA and have not broken the law here by shipping it.


Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

Clyde

kenpoprofessor
01-28-2013, 16:51
CA people tell you that all the time. They claim they are spare parts.
I disagree with their interpretation of the CA law.
Maybe they should work harder to have representatives who actually regard the constitution!

Pot, meet Kettle, I've seen the reps your state elected. You can disagree all you want, and your interpretation is worth only your opinion.

Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

Clyde

tonyparson
01-28-2013, 17:11
Places like Copes will take a mag apart and send it to places like Ca. as a parts kits. If it legal for them why wouldn't it be legal for me?

bobtheelf
01-28-2013, 18:05
It's a stupid fuzzy grey area of the law. You can, if they are truly to be used for spare parts for pre-ban mags.

If the intent is to assemble them in to full mags, then it is illegal.

Butcher
01-28-2013, 18:29
I know in MD our law says you cannot purchase/sell/offer for sale/manufacture magazines with a capacity over 20 rounds. Nothing regarding possession. If I receive a "parts kit" from 44mag.com or any other such site, it's legal for them to send me said parts. In order to stay legal I would have to travel to PA (closest/shortest travel time) to re manufacture the mag as whole again, then come back home.


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153
01-28-2013, 18:53
Spare parts are OK, but when you take apart and send a complete magazine you are violating the "spirit" of the law and skating on the edges of the "letter" of the law.

It's ok to get a new base plate or spring for a magazine the "Californio" has owned prior the ban, but assembling a new mag from parts is verboten.

Sending parts to the PRK is not a legal violation, assembliing them into a "new" magazine is.

CA Escapee
01-28-2013, 19:17
Here's a letter written from the California DOJ to a person who asked pointed, narrowly focused questions about just this topic.

Enjoy!

http://www.hoffmang.com/firearms/DOJ-large-cap-magazines-2005-11-10.pdf

Bill

GLJones
01-28-2013, 20:05
Typical unconstitutional law. It is "Up to the Prosecutor" is just code for "we made the law unclear so we can decide who is a criminal."

NCHeel
01-28-2013, 21:19
Hoe could you get in any trouble? It is California law, not Alabama or federal. Ship away.

XDRoX
01-28-2013, 22:11
It is 100% legal to disassemble hi cap mags and ship them here. I can name 20 companies that do this exact thing. Most places charge an extra fee, usually $1 or $2 to disassemble the mags.

It is illegal for the recipient to assemble the mags but they may be used for parts or to completely rebuild legally owned pre-ban mags. It is legal in CA to own and use hi cap mags unlike some other states like New York.

I own hi cap mags from before the ban and use them all the time. Of course if you don't feel comfortable sending them as parts then don't do it. But you can not get in trouble for doing so.

XDRoX
01-28-2013, 22:21
I also forgot to mention that many stores here sell hi cap parts kits including the glockstore.

SCC
01-28-2013, 22:30
Then tell the guy to go buy them from the glock store


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