Rhode Islanders in favor of 10 rounds magazine limit.
Source: 2020 RI Statewide Poll on Gun Safety and Gun Violence Prevention
This act would criminalize the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than ten (10) rounds. Certain exemptions apply, such as for police officers and other officially recognized and sanctioned persons.
We are out of step with our neighbors and other like-minded states that regulate large capacity magazines:
- New York
- New Jersey
- D. C.
- Hawaii (for use with handguns only)
Criminal Use of Assault Weapons and High Capacity Semiautomatic Firearms
- Assault weapons and other high-capacity semiautomatics together generally account for 22 to 36% of crime guns, with some estimates upwards of 40% for cases involving serious violence including murders of police.
- Assault weapons and other high-capacity semiautomatics appear to be used in a higher share of firearm mass murders (up to 57% in total).
- Trend analyses also indicate that high-capacity semiautomatics have grown from 33 to 112% as a share of crime guns since the expiration of the federal ban – a trend that has coincided with recent growth in shootings nationwide.
The Weapon of Choice for Mass Shooters
15 of the 20 deadliest shootings in the last decade have included the use of large capacity magazines.
>> Almost all occured in minutes, with shooters firing dozens, and sometimes hundreds, of bullets.
RI State Law Limits the Rounds Used in Hunting Deer and Ducks
There is NO LIMIT for Weapons Used to Kill People
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Washington Limits Magazine Capacity to 10 Rounds – March 2022
Gov Jay Inslee signed gun safety bills into law including magazines limited to ten rounds March 23 2022
Hovan Fired from Southcoast Health, Illegal Magazine Charges Unclear
The public has been denied access to the hearing regarding the potential felony charge for illegal magazines.
Public Blocked from Illegal Magazine Hearing in MA CEO Keith Hovan Case
Because the hearing is closed, court personnel are not allowed to provide any information, including the new date.
A Shocking Turnabout: Keith Hovan on High Capacity Magazines and Assault Weapons
In an opinion piece days after the Sandy Hook gun massacre, Hovan decried “weapons that hold 30, 50 or 100 rounds.”
83 Illegal High Capacity Magazines Found in Massachusetts CEO’s Home
CEO Hovan’s concealed carry permit was suspended and police removed an additional 50 guns and over 19k rounds of ammunition from the home.
VIDEO: Pawtucket Boy Crouches Helpless While LCM Shoots 22 rounds in 6 Seconds
This video from Atty. Gen. Peter Neronha shows why limiting magazine capacity in RI matters.
Rep. Justine Caldwell Speaks Out for Gun Safety Bills
Rep. Caldwell is the sponsor of three important gun safety bills.
Sen. Gayle Goldin Speaks Out on Gun Safety Bills
Sen. Goldin has sponsored bills to limit magazine capacity for years.
15 of the 20 Deadliest Mass Shootings Included Large Capacity Magazines.
Large capacity magazines turn kllers into killing machines.
Massachusetts Upholds Assault Weapons Ban
For the second time in almost exactly one year the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rejects Second Amendment protection for assault-style weapons and high capacity magazines.
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