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.
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A former student kills 17 and injures more than 14 with assault-style weapons.
Data shows the strong correlation of gun ownership and gun violence and death in America, and it far exceeds all other wealthy nations.
A two-day killing spree in a rural Northern California town that included the wounding of 6 children.
The killer used a military-style assault rifle, a Ruger’s AR-15, and was clad in a ballistic (bullet-proof) vest.
The shooter maximized his killing ability by using easily accessible weapons that allow the firing of hundreds of rounds in minutes.
Gunman kills eight at party with multiple automatic weapons.
The killer in Orlando was able to fire 200 bullets in the first 20 minutes of his rampage, which ultimately killed 49 people and wounded 53 others.
Clearly intent on killing as many people as possible, the killers used semiautomatic weapons, had thousands of rounds of ammunition, and high capacity magazines.
High capacity magazines enabled the shooter to fire 154 rounds in less than 5 minutes.
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