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 and other officially recognized and sanctioned persons. 

High Capacity Magazines are Turning 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

5

limit of rounds for hunting deer in R.I.

 

3

limit of rounds for hunting ducks in R.I.

 

0

limit of rounds for firearms in R.I.

 

75% of Rhode Islanders support limiting the number of bullets in high capacity 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:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York