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BrotherRockeye
02-07-2015, 06:42 PM
Lets say a fella with a mini 14 was to seal off the gas tube effectively rendering his semi auto a single shot.
Could he then legally unpin a 20 or 30 round mag to use in it?
Or would it still be a no no because it could be used unpinned in a non modified to single shot mini14?

GunsNotPuns
02-07-2015, 06:56 PM
As soon as you remove that pin from the magazine -- regardless of why or for what -- you have created a prohibited item.

lone-wolf
02-07-2015, 07:03 PM
Yea, magazine is regulated based on what rifle it was designed for.
mini mag in a bolt action still needs to be pinned.

Rory McCanuck
02-07-2015, 07:03 PM
I think it'd have to be a reasonably permanent disabling, and you'd have to send it in to let the lab boys have a crack at it.

Then you'd get a letter back saying that they used a matchstick to turn it into a nuclear bomb thrower, and it is now a prohib. ;D

blacksmithden
02-07-2015, 08:30 PM
The magazine will fit in another semi auto rifle...therefore, the magazine itself, if unpinned, will become a prohibited device. Sorry man...as has already been posted...it's a no go.

Satain
02-08-2015, 01:05 AM
NOPE
Illegal.
It all depends on what the magazine was made for.

BrotherRockeye
02-08-2015, 06:36 AM
figured as much...I've seen Coyler 10rd mags that fit 742 type irons but were made for 760 so had a glimmer of hope...

BrotherRockeye
02-08-2015, 06:42 AM
1 more question...again theoretical...

if a law breaks in the forest and there is no one around to hear, is it still illegal?

ya I know...I know...

;D

TheCenturion
02-08-2015, 06:54 AM
1 more question...again theoretical...

if a law breaks in the forest and there is no one around to hear, is it still illegal?

ya I know...I know...

;D
I'm fairly sure you're being rhetorical, but I'll still answer for anybody else who might not realize:

Legally speaking, yes, because a tenant of Roman Law, which most western law derives from, is that ignorance of the law is no excuse. Ignoratia juris non excusat. However, it can be taken into account during sentencing.

The problem with this, of course, is that we now have so many laws, with so many unintended consequences, that it's impossible to make it through the day without breaking one.

TheHydrant
02-08-2015, 09:50 AM
right....a murder committed with no witnesses is still a crime.

lone-wolf
02-08-2015, 10:25 AM
If a law breaks, and there isn't a victim, is there a crime?

No victim, no crime.

JustBen
02-08-2015, 11:10 AM
If a law breaks, and there isn't a victim, is there a crime?

No victim, no crime.

I'm sure that somewhere, there would be a liberal breaking down and crying uncontrollably.

BrotherRockeye
02-08-2015, 11:23 AM
right....a murder committed with no witnesses is still a crime.


only if there is a body found iirc :)