Question on MD magazine capacity restrictions from another thread? Any help?

Discussion in 'Maryland Gun Forum' started by orangello, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    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?

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f19/sks-info-62042/

    Duder is looking at a SKS from out of state.
     
  2. yingpin

    yingpin New Member

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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
     

  3. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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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.
     
  4. A1Uniforms

    A1Uniforms New Member

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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.
     
  5. JosephMD

    JosephMD New Member

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    at least not yet

    At least it isn't illegal yet!

    J
     
  6. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Careful, you drove over the state line to buy something that could be illegal in your state
     
  7. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    I was under the impression that MD only allowed 15rd magazines?
     
  8. JosephMD

    JosephMD New Member

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    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 ;)

    J
     
  9. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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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.

    /Not a lawyer