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
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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