Let RI Lawmakers Know You Support Gun Safety Reform in 2021!
2021 Legislative Agenda
While the gun lobby likes to say that these laws would only take away rights from “law-abiding citizens,” the fact is that increasing the accountability of gun owners to safely store their firearms, enforcing stricter rules to reduce straw purchases, and decreasing the number of highly-lethal firearms enhances the safety of all Rhode Islanders.
Evidence-Back Gun Safety Reforms
- Prohibiting concealed carry in K-12 schools
- Limiting magazine capacity to 10 rounds
- Cracking down on gun trafficking
- Requiring proper firearm storage
- Regulating military-style assault weapons
Correspondingly, Rhode Island has seen an increase in gun violence and incidents throughout the state, with gun deaths (excluding suicides) increasing 87% from 2020 vs. 2019.
2020 RI Gun Safety Poll
Overwhelming support for common-sense gun safety measures, including more than 70% in favor of limiting magazine capacity and regulating assault weapons.
Gun Safety Reform is Constitutional
In 2008, District of Columbia v. Heller affirmed:
“the [Second Amendment] right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.”
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