Get ready Rhode Island gun owners, the same types of gun control legislation just passed in New York and Connecticut are headed our way. On Tuesday at 2:30pm at the State House, Governor Chafee, Speaker Fox, Senate President Paiva-Weed, and Attorney General Kilmartin will be announcing and discussing 9 pieces of gun control legislation. Two have already been introduced and the other 7 will be introduced shortly.
Patrick Doughtery sent an e-mail out to fellow second amendment supporters with this to say about the legislation:
My sources, from the Governor’s office on down, have revealed that there are a multitude of gun control bills prepared to be proposed as legislation as soon as this week to severely regulate guns and gun ownership in the State of Rhode Island. I have heard that one of the proposed bills closely mirrors the legislation passed in Connecticut this past week. Many of the other bills (and there are many others) seek to more strictly and severely regulate a vast number of things such as the minimum age of gun owners, magazine capacity, type of weapon and weapon characteristics; limiting physical and mental health conditions, etc.
We have been waiting for the other shoe to drop. The gun banners tested our responses with H5573, and they think they can push us over like they did in New York and Connecticut. We must show them that they are wrong.
The press conference is going to be in room 313 in the State House. I suggest as many of us show up there as possible. Is it a weekday? Yes. You might have to take off work. Is it worth it? Damn right it is. This is an all out assault on our rights and it won’t end until we’re victorious or they take our guns. Which do you want?
We can’t possibly know what’s in the legislation today. But we can assume that it will be onerous and probably cost us all some money. Now is the time to fight it. In New York and Connecticut gun owners like us are trying to pick up the pieces. Until elections come, they’re probably stuck. Even then, can they win a majority? We have to fight now, and fight hard. Start writing your legislators now to make sure they are on your side. Click here if you need their contact information.
Don’t be defeated the way they were in New York and Connecticut. We only get one chance to win. You may have to cut short a vacation to take a few days off this year to fight. You may have to skip a couple dinners out to donate to pro-gun campaigns. And you may have carpal tunnel syndrome from typing all those e-mails. But none of that matters more than your freedom. Get to work my friends; we’re being called on to defend our rights. The battle starts on Tuesday at 2:30pm.