If you work out of chicano look for a member who will receive them for you near work.
I've taken delivery of stuff for several members and either met or left it on my porch for them.
One wasn't a Chicago problem but a wife one
It's nice to have friends, but that sounds like a big legal hassle waiting to happen.
There's no federal restrictions on magazines, and there's no restrictions anywhere that prohibit anyone from owning any type of magazines. There are restrictions (legal or not) on buying, selling, or possessing some magazines within a jurisdiction, but nothing says that someone who lives within that jurisdiction can't obtain those magazines and keep them outside of said jurisdiction. Possession is the violation, not ownership.
Magazines require no federal form 4473, no background check, no FOID card. There is no such thing as a magazine straw purchase.
So I am not really clear on what legal hassle you are talking about.
Most of the issues of not being able to get magazines shipped to (insert jurisdiction here) in Illinois are a result of sellers not being familiar with the current laws or lack thereof, not as a result of any laws that are on the books.
It's not even like an ammo purchase, which must be shipped to the buyer's home address (as indicated on their FOID card). If a buyer lives in Chicago and works in Lake County, there are no laws on the books that say they can't buy standard capacity magazines online and have them shipped to their work address. So why would there be any legal hurdle to having a friend outside the county buy the magazines for you and pass them on?
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