Rhode Islanders in favor of 10 rounds magazine limit.
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.
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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Gov Jay Inslee signed gun safety bills into law including magazines limited to ten rounds March 23 2022
The public has been denied access to the hearing regarding the potential felony charge for illegal magazines.
Because the hearing is closed, court personnel are not allowed to provide any information, including the new date.
In an opinion piece days after the Sandy Hook gun massacre, Hovan decried “weapons that hold 30, 50 or 100 rounds.”
This video from Atty. Gen. Peter Neronha shows why limiting magazine capacity in RI matters.
Rep. Caldwell is the sponsor of three important gun safety bills.
Sen. Goldin has sponsored bills to limit magazine capacity for years.
Large capacity magazines turn kllers into killing machines.
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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