Rhode Islanders in favor of 10 rounds magazine limit.
This act would prohibit firearm magazines that hold ten (10) or more rounds.
Mass Shootings with Large Capacity Magazines are Much More Lethal
Key findings in “The Effect of Large Capacity Magazine Bans on High-Fatality Mass Shootings, 1990-2017,” published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2019:
- At minimum, large capacity magazines were used in 64% of high-fatality mass shootings perpetrated between 1990 and 2017
- More people are killed when LCMs were used
- States that limit LCMs experienced a lower rate of incidents and lower fatality counts
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.
It’s About Public Safety
It is time to put public safety first and join with these states to reduce the number of these uniquely dangerous weapons from our communities.
⇒ New York
⇒ New Jersey
Criminal Use of Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Semiautomatic Firearms
Journal of Public Health, 2017
Trend analyses 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.
MAGAZINE CAPACITY FOR HUNTING IN RI:
5 for deer ~ 3 for duck
Large capacity magazines turn kllers into killing machines.
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.
For the second time in almost exactly one year the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rejects Second Amendment protection for assault-style weapons and high capacity magazines.
We really need you tonight! Sign-in, submit written testimony or testify in person for common-sense gun safety.
Resolution supports the Safe Schools Act and the Assault Weapon and Large Cap. Magazine Bans.
Students across RI have been diligently advocating for sensible gun safety reform since the Parkland shooting.
Another massacre with an AR-15 at a synogogue in Pittsburgh.
“Sawyer stated it may not be next week, next month, or even next year, but eventually he will carry out his plan,” said Det. Sgt. Todd Wilkins, of the VT State Police.
The most up-to-date report shows a disturbing upward trend in the number of incidents, deaths and injuries.
The high-powered AR-15 allowed the shooter to kill students that were in locked classrooms.
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