Gun control impasse leaves thousands of “prohibited” devices on the street

As many as a million large-capacity rifle magazines that were declared prohibited in 2016 remain in the hands of Canada’s gun owners — the fallout of a simmering legal dispute over the RCMP’s authority to ban weaponry.

Since the 1960s, owners of the popular 22-calibre Ruger 10/22 long rifle have been able to buy magazines with no limit on the number of rounds they can hold.

That changed in May 2016 when the RCMP, in response to a border-seizure incident, declared as prohibited any 10/22 magazines that can hold more than 10 cartridges.

RCMP overreach.