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Cheaper Than Dirt! Resumes Shipping 10-Round Magazines to New York

New York SAFE Act blue and red logo.

After examining the amendments to the 2013 New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (SAFE), Cheaper Than Dirt! has determined that citizens of New York State maintain a “user liability” when loading more than seven rounds in their gun magazines and will resume shipping 10-round magazines to New York state effective immediately.

The changes to the New York Safe Act read that New Yorkers are not prohibited from purchasing 10-round magazines, but cannot load more than seven rounds in the mag, unless the shooter is at an “incorporated firing range” or competition. It is the gun owners’ responsibility to follow all gun laws and restrictions of the New York SAFE Act.

New York SAFE Act blue and red logo.
The changes to the New York Safe Act read that New Yorkers are not prohibited from purchasing 10-round magazines.

The SAFE Act amendment specifically states:

“Suspending the requirement that only magazines that can contain 7 rounds or less can be purchased. Going forward, magazines can be purchased that can contain up to 10 rounds. Magazines may only contain up to 7 rounds regardless of their capacity, unless you are at an incorporated firing range or competition, in which case you may load your magazine to its full capacity.”

Magazines shipping to New York City and Monroe County, New York will remain at a five-round minimum.

The New York SAFE Act passed the New York legislature on January 15, 2013 and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the law into action the same day. The law:

  • Banned “high capacity” magazines
  • Requires background checks when purchasing ammunition
  • Forces registration of “assault weapons”
  • Requires background checks between private sales
  • Expanded the definition of “assault weapons”

The law has pushed gun manufacturers out of New York, like Remington’s expansion into Alabama—including Bushmaster—and Kahr Arms move to Pennsylvania.

Since the law went into affect, many have filed lawsuits against the New York SAFE Act, including one by the Second Amendment Foundation citing that the seven-round magazine restriction is unconstitutional. Alan Gottlieb, SAF founder said, “The cartridge limit is arbitrary and serves no useful purpose other than to frustrate, and perhaps entrap, law abiding citizens who own firearms with standard capacity magazines that were designed to hold more than seven rounds.” A New York Judge ruled in the lawsuit in December 2013, stating the New York SAFE Act does not affect New Yorkers’ right to self-defense and therefore is not unconstitutional.

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Comments (10)

  1. The limit on 7 rounds has been ruled unconstitutional and you may now load up to 10 rounds but may not possess a magazine that holds more than 10.

  2. That’s really cool. Can’t wait for Bloomberg’s robots to go around checking every New Yorker’s mags to ensure no more than 7 are loaded.

    Colorado banned mags over 15 rounds 2 yr ago, but these are those I know who drove a couple of hours to Wyoming, or Utah, etc., and became criminals when they came back to colorado with their 30 and 40 round AR Mags, their 25 round Ruger 10-22 mags, and their Glock 19 33 round mags. And after two years, NONE of them have killed anybody or anything. Imagine that.

  3. I moved here to AZ from CA myself. I’m so glad CTD didn’t stop selling to me because the leftist majority in California voted for me to have less rights. How did you come to the conclusion that the people who need magazines for their pistols and carbines voted for the politicians that secreted their rights away in the middle of the night?

  4. Oh come on.. don’t ya know lawbreakers by definition could give a hoot what law is in the books? Never had and never will — Laws are for the law abiding.

  5. The good people of New York voted their politicians in..Now they have to live with that errant vote. The fact that those same politicals are throwing a bone out once in a while to appease the media is total hypocrisy. Telling them they can have the 10 round magazine but only “allow” 7 rounds. What is with that?

  6. Regardless, I will not do business with Cheaper than Dirt nor any firearms related company that knowingly does business in state like New York. I Subscribe to the Wilson Arms information site to keep me abreast of who is “good” and who is “bad”.
    Whom I spend my money with is still my choice.

    1. CTD is providing a service to the good folks of New York by selling them whatever they can buy to be armed. CTD did not support the legislation(?), or very nearly a decree, that took yet more freedom away from its subjects. I’d like to see NY state inundated with every kind of weapon, parts, and accessories that can still be purchased there.

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