Rhode Island: Multiple Firearm Restrictions Bills Move Forward

Several states are moving forward on multiple measures that restrict firearms including bans on high-capacity magazines. With proposed age minimums, capacity limits and travel restrictions, “Little Rhody” is making is clear there is no room for gun owners and their rights.

Senate Bill 2637 will raise the age for purchasing a rifle or shotgun from age 18 to 21 years. The bill is scheduled for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 14th.

Senate Bill 2653 will prohibit the purchase of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The bill exempts .22 caliber magazines. Anyone currently possessing a high-capacity magazine will be required to surrender it within six months of the enactment of the new law. The bill is scheduled for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

House Bill 7358/Senate Bill 2825 will prohibit the transport of a loaded rifle or shotgun in a vehicle. HB 7358 will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee on June 9th. Senate Bill 2825 will be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 14th.

Sportsmen should contact their Rhode Island Senators and Representatives to oppose these extreme infringements on our firearms freedom using our Legislative Action Center

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