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
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An updated examination of resources reveals dramatic increase in the use of high capacity semiautomatic weapons in crimes overall.
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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