Contact info Representatives
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H 7582 - Removes a permit for minor to possess and use firearms. This permit never existed anyway.
H 7583- Safe Firearms Act. This 9 page bill has a lot of confusing language but can be broken down pretty simply. It classifies almost every modern centerfire rifle and some shotguns as “assault weapons” and bans them completely in RI. A certificate of possession is mentioned and “The department” will adopt regulations to get a certificate, but as of now no such certificate exists. We cannot expect this certificate to ever exist. Current RI law 11-47-33 mentions a permit for minors to possess firearms. It does not exist and never has. The certificate of possession for “assault weapons” can easily be the same catch-22. Rep. Almeida also submitted H7584 calling for all out ban without any option for certificate/registration. This shows the TRUE COLORS of Rep. Almeida’s intentions. If he could get a registration, confiscation would not be far behind.
H 7584 Gun Control and Safe Firearms Act – All out ban on “semiautomatic assault weapons,” magazines with capacities over 10 rounds.
H 7585 Ban of magazines over 10 rounds and creates criminals of non-compliant current magazine owners on Jan. 1, 2015.
H 7587 Changes city and town carry permit process from shall issue to may issue. A grievance process was added but the fact that shall would be changed to may means this bill should be challenged
H 7588 This bill adds a restriction to prevent discharging a firearm from an aircraft. Most likely based off the helicopter incident that was prominently in the news last year. (bummer looks like fun).
S 2140 This bill bans lawful bird hunting in the upper part of Narragansett Bay. Some may not see this as a gun control bill but it is sponsored by known anti-gun senators and if it passes this opens the door for many more restrictions on hunting and shooting.
S 2318 10% Supplemental Tax on Guns and Ammunition. Outrageous supplemental tax on a civil right ! This tax would be imposed on all firearm and ammunition purposes
There are other bills pertaining to domestic violence offenses and gun ownership restrictions. These need to be looked over carefully before an opinion can be formed.
Domestic Violence Bills below