At 8:52 a.m this morning, we received from the California Department of Justice new “emergency” regulations on “large-capacity” (so-called “high-capacity”) firearm magazines.



  1. Notice of Proposed Emergency Action (12/15/16)
  2. Text of Regulations
  3. Finding of Emergency
  4. Large-Capacity Magazine Permit Application (adopt)
  5. Large-Capacity Magazine Report (adopt)
  6. STD 399 Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement
  7. Large-Capacity Magazine Permit Application (repeal)

As stated in the Notice (link above):

Under the new law, gun owners have six months to dispose of or permanently alter their large-capacity magazines. Pursuant to Penal Code section 32310, subdivision (c), a person who legally possesses a large-capacity magazine shall dispose of that magazine by any of the following means prior to July 1, 2017: (1) remove the large-capacity magazine from the state; (2) sell the large-capacity magazine to a licensed firearms dealer; (3) destroy the large-capacity magazine; or (4) surrender the large-capacity magazine to a law enforcement agency for destruction.

Alternatively, gun owners may permanently alter large-capacity magazines by reducing their ammunition capacity so that it no longer meets the definition of a “large-capacity magazine.” [ ] By providing this information to the public in a timely manner, through the emergency process, the Department will avert serious harm to public peace, health, safety, or general welfare.