75% of Rhode Islanders support limiting the number of bullets in ammunition magazines to 10.
A 2016 poll of R.I. Voters Show Strong Support for Limiting the Number of Rounds in Firearms to 10 Bullets.
We are out of step with our neighbors and other like-minded states that ban high capacity magazines:
- New Jersey
- New York
This act would criminalize the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than ten (10) rounds.
Certain exemptions apply, such as for police officers and other officially recognized and sanctioned persons.
High Capacity Magazines Turn
Killers Into Killing Machines
Police officials report big increases in gun crimes involving high capacity magazines since the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (commonly known as the “assault weapons ban” and included high capacity magazines) expired in 2004.
RI State Law Limits the Rounds Used in Hunting Deer and Ducks
There is NO LIMIT for Weapons Used to Kill People
limit of rounds for hunting deer in R.I.
limit of rounds for hunting ducks in R.I.
limit of rounds for firearms in R.I.
Mass shootings by people with serious mental illness represent less than 1% of all yearly gun-related homicides.
Blaming mental health is a convenient diversion for NRA and other corporate lobbyists.
For the second time in almost exactly one year the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rejects Second Amendment protection for assault-style weapons and high capacity magazines.
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Resolution supports the Safe Schools Act and the Assault Weapon and Large Cap. Magazine Bans.
Students across RI have been diligently advocating for sensible gun safety reform since the Parkland shooting.
Another massacre with an AR-15 at a synogogue in Pittsburgh.
“Sawyer stated it may not be next week, next month, or even next year, but eventually he will carry out his plan,” said Det. Sgt. Todd Wilkins, of the VT State Police.
The most up-to-date report shows a disturbing upward trend in the number of incidents, deaths and injuries.
The high-powered AR-15 allowed the shooter to kill students that were in locked classrooms.
An updated examination of resources reveals dramatic increase in the use of high capacity semiautomatic weapons in crimes overall.
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