Originally Posted by Lumpy8
So, is it against the law for a individual to purchase a complete magazine?
Yes or No?
I read this whole article
and saw nowhere where it is?
The act of purchasing is not directly prohibited - but I think it's sensible to assume that it would be chargeable either as aiding and abetting per Cal Penal Code s. 31:
31. All persons concerned in the commission of a crime, whether it
be felony or misdemeanor, and whether they directly commit the act
constituting the offense, or aid and abet in its commission, or, not
being present, have advised and encouraged its commission, and all
persons counseling, advising, or encouraging children under the age
of fourteen years, or persons who are mentally incapacitated, to
commit any crime, or who, by fraud, contrivance, or force, occasion
the drunkenness of another for the purpose of causing him to commit
any crime, or who, by threats, menaces, command, or coercion, compel
another to commit any crime, are principals in any crime so
or as conspiracy per Cal Penal Code s. 182, since it is a crime for the seller to "keep[s] for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or . . give[s], or lend[s]" (Penal Code s. 32310) a large capacity magazine without a specified exemption.
So, the short answer is, "yes".