| Patrick confirmed on talk radio yesterday that his proposed gun control legislation includes a NY-style magazine ban. If this passes, Massachusetts residents would no longer be able to legally acquire or posses magazines with a capacity greater than seven rounds. While old 8-10 round magazines would appear to be grandfathered, the law would ban previously grandfathered magazines over ten rounds, making many people's pistols unusable.
From the bill:
SECTION 6. Said section 121 of chapter 140 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 57-62, the words "a large capacity ammunition feeding device as defined in the federal Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. section 921(a)(31) as appearing in such section on September 13, 1994." and inserting in place thereof the following words:- containing more than seven rounds of ammunition; or (iii) obtained after the effective date of this act and capable of accepting, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than seven rounds of ammunition.
I can't find any news outlet that has reported on this part of the legislation, but gun owners seem to have discovered it on their own:
New Massachusetts Gun Law Revealed: One Gun A Month, Seven Round Mag Limit, Etc.
MA: SEVEN ROUND MAG BAN! This is not a joke.
Of course if gun owners lose, there's always Texas. But before it comes to that, what is the MAGOP doing about this?