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Old 04-09-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default Question on MD magazine capacity restrictions from another thread? Any help?

Can anybody post a link to the MD magazine capacity limits? I was once told that it was legal to possess higher capacity magazines, but that they weren't legal to sell in MD.

What is the deal? Is it different for fixed vs. removable magazines?

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Old 04-12-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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I am retry much a noob with guns that have mags. Just purchased an AR last month and it comes from the manufacturer with a 30 round mags. The gun shop had to remove the mag before they sold it. You cannot legally buy a 30 round mag in MD but you can have them from what I Was told. I went to Freedom Armory just over the MD line on 83 and picked up two 30 rd PMAGs

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From handgunlaw.us “A person may not manufacture, sell, offer for sale, purchase, receive, or transfer a detachable magazine that has a capacity of more than 20 rounds of ammunition for a firearm.” Md. Criminal Law Code § 4-305(b). This section does not apply to a .22 caliber rifle with a tubular magazine. Section 4-305(a)." It doesn't say you can't own one.

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It is not illegal to possess hi-cap magazines in Maryland; however, it is illegal to manufacture, sell or transfer them within Maryland.

Dealers can order and sell them, just not to Maryland residents. Most dealers just sell them online to residents of other states or to government and LE agencies.

As was already noted, if you order an AR or other weapon that arrives at the dealer with a mag that holds over 20 rounds, the dealer cannot transfer it to you. The most common practice is to substitute a mag holding 20 or fewer rounds.

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It is not illegal to possess hi-cap magazines in Maryland
At least it isn't illegal yet!

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I am retry much a noob with guns that have mags. Just purchased an AR last month and it comes from the manufacturer with a 30 round mags. The gun shop had to remove the mag before they sold it. You cannot legally buy a 30 round mag in MD but you can have them from what I Was told. I went to Freedom Armory just over the MD line on 83 and picked up two 30 rd PMAGs
Careful, you drove over the state line to buy something that could be illegal in your state
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I was under the impression that MD only allowed 15rd magazines?

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I was under the impression that MD only allowed 15rd magazines?
No, MD is 20, at least for now. I'd say that is standard capacity, as long as we are talking about .308 Winchester or .30-06 Springfield

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MD is 20 for SALE but not possession.

Go to VA or PA buy a 30 round mag and bring it home to MD, use it whenever you want. No law has been broken, assuming you haven't broken other laws of course.

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