UPDATED : Anti-Gun Bills in RI as of 3-10-14


We are getting hit on all sides and the end does not seem to be in sight. Pay attention, spread the word, and get involved !! These bills are getting worse by the day.

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H 7582 - Removes a permit for minor to possess and use firearms. This permit never existed anyway.

H 7583Safe 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 - S263Gun Control and Safe Firearms Act – All out BAN  on “semiautomatic assault weapons,” and 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 - S2622 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.

H7744 - 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

H7838 - Bans lead ammunition from all hunting in RI. Expect this to expand to all out ban on lead ammo if we do not stop this !

H7857 - Specific crimes would be subject to $50 court cost to fund private non-profit groups that support “non-violence”. The crimes are strictly firearm related, and the groups we believe are behind this bill do nothing to prevent violence, they simply run campaigns to ban firearm ownership ! Outrageous anti-gun poorly disguised as good for communities.

S2720 - Police officers may seize firearms, ammunition or other weapons from citizens without a warrant !!! This law provides a TON of discretion for the officer to make the decision to seize property. Their is a terrible process included to release property taken but it may take a while and the officer cannot be held liable for taking possessions.

There are other bills pertaining to domestic violence offenses and gun ownership restrictions. They appear ok but there may be loopholes that could be used against firearm owners.

Domestic Violence Bills below

S 2242   H7310   H7311

Lastly you can easily track these bill with the RI Bill Tracker, and we have prepared a simple How-To Guide in order to get started.