Originally Posted by Lumpy8
I understand that it is not illegal to purchase/buy. The seller is the person breaking the law, no?
So, if there is a transaction between you and me, you the seller, me the purchaser, you the seller is breaking the law, not me the purchaser.
I could be wrong, but once you put the magazine back together and you put it in your gun it's illegal. If you purchased the magazine after 2000. Actually between 2000 and 2004 all standard capacity magazines were stamped LE/Military use only. Wasn't till the Federal ban was lifted, that the mag rebuild kits we see today became available without the stamping. Granted they will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you purchased and put together the magazine together after 2000. From what I heard it's impossible to enforce. Could be FUD though.
I think age may become a factor in the event they decide to prosecute or you have a LEO encounter. If you say that you bought them back in 99' before the ban and your currently 22 years old. Might be a little difficult to say under Oath or for them to believe you that you road your bicycle to a local gun store and bought some mags with your lunch money. Again, they'll have to prove it and as in all laws it's gauged on the Reasonable Person doctrine. Would a reasonable person believe that to be true?