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07-23-2009, 10:53 PM
Are the Armed security officers are restricted to have a high cap mag while on duty?:confused:

Thanks for the replies...

07-23-2009, 11:51 PM
As far as I know, they can't have hi caps. There is no provision for it in the Code that I have come across.

07-24-2009, 4:56 AM
As long as they are legally owned (purchased before ban) then there is no problem carrying them. I believe your licensed security company can even legally buy them and give them to you or even sell them to you. I don't remember the specific code but do a search and you will find the original discussion regarding security companies ability to legally buy and sell hi caps to their employees. Stay safe.

Jonathan Doe
07-24-2009, 7:34 AM
I had a case when one security officer had a gun fight with a gang member who had a Tec9 with 30+ round mag. The officer had a USP 45 with 12 round mag. The officer ended up killing the bad guy. I examined his gun, found out his pistol was okay per factory spec, and I replaced all his ammo with my duty ammo (12+1). He had mixed ammo, and I wanted him to have good ammo. Mag capacity was not my concern.

07-24-2009, 1:29 PM
Thanks for the replies. I'll try to look for more concrete answers.

07-24-2009, 2:50 PM
There is nothing in the penal code which exempts "security guards" from the law on over ten round magazines. If they were owned before the ban, yes they would be allowed. If they obtained them after the ban they would be in violation.

07-24-2009, 4:16 PM
There's no exemption in 12020 PC for security guards.

Armored car companies may purchase them and lend them to their guards for work.

07-24-2009, 6:25 PM
So meaning if they come from the company you can carry it on duty?

07-24-2009, 10:59 PM

12020. (a) Any person in this state who does any of the following
is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year
or in the state prison:
(b) Subdivision (a) does not apply to any of the following:
(27) The sale of, giving of, lending of, importation into this
state of, or purchase of, any large-capacity magazine, to or by
entities that operate armored vehicle businesses pursuant to the laws
of this state.
(28) The lending of large-capacity magazines by the entities
specified in paragraph (27) to their authorized employees, while in
the course and scope of their employment for purposes that pertain to
the entity's armored vehicle business.

So meaning if they come from the company you can carry it on duty?