Maryland and Mags

I visited my friend T-Bolt tonight after work tonight. Before buying me some excellent Beer, Bangers and Mash at a favorite local pub he took me to his favorite gun store.

At dinner we were discussing dumb ass rules that gun owners have to follow in Maryland.

In Maryland you can only buy mags that have a 20 round capacity. The REALLY DUMB ASS part about this rule is that it is perfectly fine to own them and use them in MD. You can buy them else where in other states legally, like at the Nations Gun Show, and bring them back.

I just don't get it. Do they just want residents to use gas to drive a few miles to get decent mags? Do they want to encourage the use of the Internet?

--Please explain this to me. How does this law help?


New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

20 round. You can only buy 20 round in MD. So if I buy a Kel Tec PMR the gunstore can't sell it with the 30 round mag. I'd have to go to a gunstore near your house to get the factory mags purchased separately. It is legal to tote them home and shoot the gun after that.

Of course MD would have to put the PMR on the "allowed" list, but that's another story.

Anonymous said...

10 or 20? it doesn't matter. that is retarded.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Yes. Yes it is. It came about when Assault Weapons Bans were resurgent. They want to ban anything over 8 rounds AND confiscate them, but they didn't have the votes to get that passed. So they compromised to only future in-state sale of more than 20 mag prohibition. Inneffective, but they had to pass something or look like losers. They figured to tighten up later. Later never came. But Heller did.

JB Miller said...

My new 10/22 magazine came on yesterdays BToH. All metal and feels like it was milled from a block of aluminum! Can't wait to try it!