Representative Linda Finn of Aquidneck Island has introduced a gun registration bill into the Rhode Island General Assembly. The bill is H5573.
The bill calls for registering ALL guns, not just “assault rifles” or pistols.
The bill also calls for keeping a list of all guns registered for use by police.
The bill calls for a $100 “registration fee” for every gun purchased. For anyone not that great at math, that means every gun you buy would cost $100 more, and for your money you are given a free spot on Rhode Island’s future gun confiscation list.
If you don’t register your gun, the bill calls for up to 3 years in prison and a $3,000 fine.
Finally, if enacted the bill would mandate trigger locks or other safety devices be sold with every firearm and be in use when the final sale takes place. What this will do, other than raise the price of a firearm by the equivalent price of a trigger lock is not understood by me.
I encourage Rhode Islanders to write Rep. Finn by e-mailing her at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to be polite, and let her know in succinct terms that you oppose H5573.
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