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Ohio is a very much a gun friendly state. But yet it has an interesting and complex gun magazine law which most Ohio gun owners seem not to realize (or if they do, they expect an uneducated county deputy sheriff not to know or apply the law!).

Here is the law:

    Ohio Revised Code (RC) 2923.11(E) states:
"Automatic firearm" also means any semi-automatic firearm designed or specially adapted to fire more than thirty-one cartridges without reloading, other than a firearm chambering only .22 calibre short, long, or long-rifle cartridges.

However that subsection must be read in pari materia with RC 2923.11(K)(1) and (6), which state:
"Dangerous ordnance" means any of the following * * *:
Any automatic or sawed-off firearm * * *[and]
Any combination of parts that is intended by the owner for use in converting any firearm or other device into a dangerous ordnance.

RC 2923.17 states
"(A) No person shall knowingly acquire, have, carry, or use any dangerous ordnance." [and]
 "(D) Whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance, a felony of the fifth degree"

In Ohio, if  you have a magazine that carries 30+ rounds and a semi-automatic firearm which accepts it such as a Bushmaster,  you're looking for trouble with a felony of the fifth degree. Similarly a Glock handgun with a Glock 33 round magazine is looking for trouble also.

Takeaways:
•    Restrictions on the capacity of magazines can be made.
•    In Ohio, the "art will be" to get legislatures to decrease the maximum cartridges from thirty one to hopefully a lot smaller number
•    Holding law enforcement responsible and accountable is required..not the good old boy concept.

The following magazine restrictions within the US are believed true:
Restrictions of more than a 10 round capacity:
•    Cook County, IL
•    All of CA,
•    All of HI,
•    All of MA,
•    All of NY
Restrictions of more than a 15 round capacity.
•    New Jersey
Restrictions of more than a 20 round capacity.
•    Maryland

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Originally posted to jsugrue on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:01 PM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA).

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