High Capacity Magazine Ban

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; owners of high capacity magazines will have 120 days from the effective date to remove, sell or surrender the magazines.

High Capacity Magazines are “Turning Killers Into Killing Machines”

Since the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (commonly known as the “assault weapons ban” and included high capacity magazines) expired in 2004, police officials report big increases in gun crimes involving high capacity magazines.

High capacity magazines have become standard equipment for mass shooters as well, which can be easily purchased in all but 8 states and the District of the Columbia:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Ban High Capacity Magazines in Rhode Island


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