Rhode Islanders in favor of 10 rounds magazine limit.
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.
We are out of step with our neighbors and other like-minded states that regulate large capacity magazines:
- New York
- New Jersey
- D. C.
- Hawaii (for use with handguns only)
Criminal Use of Assault Weapons and High Capacity Semiautomatic Firearms
- Assault weapons and other high-capacity semiautomatics together generally account for 22 to 36% of crime guns, with some estimates upwards of 40% for cases involving serious violence including murders of police.
- Assault weapons and other high-capacity semiautomatics appear to be used in a higher share of firearm mass murders (up to 57% in total).
- Trend analyses also indicate that high-capacity semiautomatics have grown from 33 to 112% as a share of crime guns since the expiration of the federal ban – a trend that has coincided with recent growth in shootings nationwide.
The Weapon of Choice for Mass Shooters
15 of the 20 deadliest shootings in the last decade have included the use of large capacity magazines.
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.
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Key reforms pass with overwhelming support.
Well over 400 Rhode Islanders gathered to hear from RI high school and college students at the RI State House.
Magazines that hold ten rounds or more are dangerous and significantly increase the deadliness of shootings.
Hundreds of gun safety reform supporters showed up to demand votes for five common-sense bills.
360 killed and over 705 wounded in incidents that often times lasted minutes.
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.
Thanks to Sue for rebutting a fact-free letter to the editor!
This latest massacre is more evidence of the massive failure to protect our children and our communities.
Board Member Diana Garlington spoke for RICAGV at the press conference on Monday.
Buffalo makes third mass shooting over the weekend.
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