The NY SAFE Act is a perfect example of this question. The lawmakers, through an act of near willful ignorance, included phrases like "which hold more than 7 rounds", with the intent to EXCLUDE pump and semi-auto shotguns, except that they didn't know that there are 1 3/4" 12ga shells, so those guns don't hold 7 rounds, they hold 11 and are therefore illegal.
Every law I've seen has been worded roughly the same way. There are no specifics about this or that caliber/cartridge. If it can hold more than "X", it is illegal. It wouldn't matter if the magazine was labeled ".50 Beuwolf ONLY! Do not use with .223/5.56 ammunition!". If it fits in a .223/5.56 gun and holds the ammo, it's illegal.
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Last edited by Brian Pfleuger; March 20, 2013 at 04:58 PM.