RI Bills Supported by RICAGV for 2018

House and Senate bills are identical for all three acts.

Exemptions are made for law enforcement and other applicable individuals/agencies in all bills.

RI Bills Supported by RICAGV for 2018

House and Senate bills are identical for all three acts. 

Exemptions are made for law enforcement and other applicable individuals/agencies.

Safe Schools Act

House Bill H7591 and Senate Bill S2289

No firearms or other weapons on school grounds, including any part of any building, stadium, or other structure on schools grounds, or while riding school provided transportation.

Debunking the “Good Guy with a Gun” Myth

Not only do concealed carry permit holders “accidentally” shoot themselves and others with alarming frequency, a report released by the Violence Policy Center in January 2017 revealed more myth busting data … read more about the accidental shootings and discharge of guns on school grounds by teachers and others …

High Capacity Magazines Ban

House Bill H7645 and Senate Bill S2319

Banning all magazines with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds, as well as various kits and parts allowing for “do-it-yourself” construction.

Turning 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 … read more about this “weapon of choice” for mass killers.

Assault Weapons Ban

House Bill H7766 and Senate Bill S2493

A ban on assault weapons, with established procedures for the certification of grandfathered assault weapons lawfully owned by current residents.

Bans Lower Gun Violence Significantly

During the Federal Assault Weapons Ban (1994-2004) incidents and deaths decreased significantly, but in the decade following the expiration of the federal ban incidents and deaths increased dramatically … read more about banning assault weapons.