RICAGV Press Release
Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence Applauds House Judiciary
Committee for Passage of Extreme Risk Protection Order
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
CONTACT: Kat Kerwin, Director of Communications
Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence Applauds House Judiciary Committee for Passage of Extreme Risk Protection Order
Providence, Rhode Island April 10, 2018 – Thanks to the House Judiciary Committee, Rhode Island is one step closer to enacting an important gun violence prevention measure that will make Rhode Island safer. The Extreme Risk Protection Order that passed by a 12-0 vote by the House Judiciary Committee today, along with a ban on “bump-stock” devices, will now move to the full House floor for a vote. If passed, the bill would allow law enforcement to go to a court to petition to remove firearms from persons deemed a danger to themselves or others.
“We know that a firearm is a dangerous and lethal weapon.” Said RICAGV President Linda Finn. “The chance of fatality increases by 95% when one uses a firearm compared to another tool.”
While the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence applauds the House Judiciary Committee, it also maintains that this cannot be the only response to the overwhelming public outcry for live-saving gun violence prevention measures. The General Assembly must also pass additional legislation such as the Safe Schools Act, the Assault Weapon Ban, and High Capacity Magazine Ban in order to make Rhode Island safer from gun violence.
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The Safe Schools Act
Prohibiting concealed carry in K-12 schools, excepting police and peace officers.
The R.I. Assault Weapon Ban
Prohibiliting possession and sale of semiautomatic assault weapons and limiting ammunition magazines to ten (10) or less; making provisions for “grandfathered” ownership and exceptions for law enforcement.
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Hearings were held on March 19, 2019 and there appears to be no intention to move these bills to the floor for debate and an up-or-down vote.
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Resolution supports the Safe Schools Act and the Assault Weapon and Large Cap. Magazine Bans.
Linda Finn testifies about the more than 1,200 concealed carry permit holders who have committed crimes across the U.S. since 2007.
Broad support for barring concealed carry in K-12 schools from law enforcement and public safety officials.
Students across RI have been diligently advocating for sensible gun safety reform since the Parkland shooting.
Linda Finn writes in support of rule changes proposed by The Reform Caucus.