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High Capacity Magazine Restrictions

Magazines considered High Capacity are controlled by the ATF and/or local jurisdictions are not available for purchase/shipment in all areas.

As of March 2014, Washington, D.C. and eight U.S. states have high-capacity magazine restrictions or bans.

  • California
  • Colorado (on in-state sales of magazines with a capacity of 16 rounds or greater)
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii (on handguns only)
  • Maryland (on in-state sales of magazines with a capacity of 11 rounds or greater)
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey (no magazines or firearms with capacity of 11 rounds or greater)
  • New York


U.S. cities with high-capacity magazine restrictions or bans include:

  • Los Angeles, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • Sunnyvale, California
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Cook County, Illinois
  • Aurora, Illinois
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Oak Park, Illinois
  • Albany, New York
  • Buffalo, New York
  • New York, New York
  • Rochester, New York