Magazine Restriction Policy

Certain U.S. jurisdictions restrict firearm magazines sales. Cop Stop cannot process sales/shipments where prohibited by law. These laws may change at any time, and it is exclusively the customer’s responsibility to understand and comply with the applicable legal regulations.

There are certain exemptions to each of these magazine capacity restrictions that allow active law enforcement, military personnel and other specifically authorized persons to purchase restricted magazines.

STATES RESTRICTING MAGAZINE CAPACITY INCLUDE:

California Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds
Colorado Prohibits magazines over 15 rounds
Connecticut Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds and purchase of ANY capacity requires verification
D.C. Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds
Hawaii Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds
Maryland Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds
Massachusettes Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds
New Jersey Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds
New York Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds
Rhode Island Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds
Vermont Prohibits rifle magazines over 10 rounds and handgun magazines over 15 rounds
Washington Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS RESTRICTING MAGAZINE CAPACITY INCLUDE:

City and County of Boulder, CO Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds
Louisville, CO Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds
Superior, CO Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds
Aurora, IL Prohibits magazines over 15 rounds
Cook County, IL Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds
Deerfield, IL Prohibits rifle magazines over 10 rounds
Highland Park, IL Prohibits rifle magazines over 10 rounds
Highwood, IL Prohibits rifle magazines over 10 rounds
North Chicago, IL Prohibits magazines over 16 rounds of center fire ammunition
University Park, IL Prohibits rifle magazines over 10 rounds
Buffalo, NY Prohibits rifle and shotgun magazines over 5 rounds
Rochester, NY Prohibits rifle and shotgun magazines over 5 rounds

NOTES:

  • Local laws are not included in this list if the state law is more restrictive.
  • Connecticut Residents: While all magazines over 10 rounds are restricted in Connecticut, 10-round magazine buyers must provide two forms of documentation to complete a sale: (1) proof of a government issued ID that includes a photo and date of birth that verifies the listed purchaser is 18 and older; AND (2) one of the following five valid permits/certificates issued by Connecticut: a) valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver; b)  valid permit to sell at retail a pistol or revolver; c) a valid eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver; d) a valid long gun eligibility certificate; OR a valid ammunition certificate. Please call our Customer Service Dept at 281-412-7358 to validate your documents and place an order. For more information about Connecticut’s state restrictions on ammunition magazines, the relevant legal provision can be reviewed here.
  • California Residents: The case Duncan v. Becerra, (Case No.: 3-17-CV-1017-BEN-JLB) focuses on the constitutionality of CA’s magazine ban. On November 30, 2021, the full (en banc) 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling from the court that overturned CA’s magazine ban. Plaintiffs have made statements that the November 30th ruling will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Pittsburg Residents: On April 2, 2019, the city of Pittsburgh, PA passed a city ordinance banning the use of magazines in public spaces. The ordinance includes a prohibition on sales of magazines over 10 rounds but due to state preemption laws, this section will not go into effect until such a ban is made permissible by the State Supreme Court or General Assembly.