Many semi-automatic handguns are sold with magazines that hold up to 15 shells. Under a proposed city ordinance, magazines holding more than 10 rounds would be prohibited. Gun owners can order 10-round magazines, but it could take several months to receive the special order.Photo Illustration by Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican
- Proposed ammo limits
Magazines and other devices that would become illegal, as defined in the proposed ordinance:
Large capacity ammunition feeding device means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition; but does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22-caliber rimfire ammunition.
The rules would not apply to devices that residents “otherwise lawfully possessed” before the effective date of the ordinance, but the proposal does not address how residents prove lawful ownership.
- If You Go
What: City Council public hearing on proposed rules on ammunition feeding devices
When: 7 p.m. June 26
Where: City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave.
Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:00 am
Updated: 12:44 am, Thu Jun 20, 2013.
The Santa Fe City Council is scheduled to weigh a proposal next week that would impose strict regulations on the number of bullets in gun magazines allowed in the city limits.
Councilors Patti Bushee and Ron Trujillo and Mayor David Coss are backing a plan for the city to prohibit possession and sales of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition and other gun accessories that the proposed ordinance calls “high capacity ammunition feeding devices.”
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:00 am.
Updated: 12:44 am.