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Senate Bill No. S2027
Senate Bill No. 2027 BY Seveney, Coyne, DiPalma, Pearson, Conley ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Possession, transportation, manufacture or sale of bump stock is punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and/or $15,000 fine.)

This bill will ban bump stocks and the penality of violating this statute is up to 5 years and/or a $15,000 fine. The bill will take effect upon passage, but there is a 24 hour window after passage to surrender bump-stocks to State or local police. There will be no compensation for bump stocks that are surrendered.



Senate Bill No. S2134
Senate Bill No. 2134 BY Archambault, Lynch Prata, McCaffrey, Lombardi, Lombardo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL -- GUN CRIMES REPORT (Directs the attorney general to report annually to the general assembly on the incidence and disposition of crimes involving guns.)

This is a good bill that will direct the Attorney General to generate a report on the incidence and disposition of the cases. For years we have heard the Attorney General argue for stricter laws, but the research RIFOL has done shows that in many cases the gun charges are dropped so you have to ask yourself what is the point of stricter gun laws that will only affect law abiding citizens.



Senate Bill No. S2139
Senate Bill No. 2139 BY Archambault, Lynch Prata, Lombardi, Lombardo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Authorizes the attorney general to enter into agreements with other states and counties from other states to recognize and give reciprocity to concealed weapon permit holders allowing them to carry concealed weapons in this state.)


Senate Bill No. S2143
Senate Bill No. 2143 BY Archambault, Lombardi, Lombardo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Makes numerous changes to the procedures regarding the issuance of concealed carry permits, the fees associated with their issuance, and the public records accessible by the public in relating thereto.)

This is a GREAT bill that will improve the CCW process in RI by standardizing the application process as well as creates a process to appeal denials.



Senate Bill No. S2144
Senate Bill No. 2144 BY Archambault, Lombardi, Lombardo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Defines a firearm silencer and permits the use of such a device on any firearm with an overall length of seventeen inches or greater and permits the use of such a device for lawful hunting activity.)

This bill will lift some of the restrictions on silencers (suppressors) in Rhode Island and is a great bill.


Senate Bill No. S2148
Senate Bill No. 2148 BY Ciccone, Lombardi ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Allows those persons with concealed carry permits issued by other states to carry upon their person weapons in Rhode Island provided that the issuing state recognizes and gives reciprocity to RI permit holders.)

This bill will create reciprocity with some of the states that recognizes RI CCW permits.



Senate Bill No. S2271
Senate Bill No. 2271 BY Sheehan, Cote, Calkin, Metts, Quezada ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Makes possession or use of a semi-automatic weapon rapid fire device to include bump stock, binary trigger or trigger crank punishable by up to ten (10) years imprisonment and/or a ten thousand dollars ($10,000) fine.)

This bill specifically prohibits bump fire stock, binary triggers, and trigger cranks. It also prohibits "rapid fire devices" which can include many commonly available parts such springs and bolt carrier groups that are replaced to enhance reliability of a firearm (triggers are exempt in the bill). Violations of this statute can result is a prison term of 1-10 years and/or a $10,000 fine. If this bill passes it will take effect immediately and there is no amnesty, grandfathering, or compensation of existing devices. Law enforcement would be exempt of this law.



Senate Bill No. S2274
Senate Bill No. 2274 (Attorney General) BY Miller, Goodwin, Metts, Calkin, Euer ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Makes it unlawful for any person to carry a rifle or shotgun in any vehicle or conveyance or on or about their person whether visible or concealed subject to certain exceptions.)

This bill will severly restrict where rifles and shotguns can be carried and there is NO provision to go to a friend's property to shoot or go to the airport for someone who might be flying out of state on a hunting trip or shooting competition.




Senate Bill No. S2276
Senate Bill No. 2276 (Attorney General) BY Metts ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Criminalizes possession of a firearm by a minor, except when the minor is engaged in certain activities and when accompanied by a parent, guardian, or qualified adult.)

This bill will severely restrict where and when minors can possess a firearm. This will only affect activity involving long guns because the law already prohibits the carrying of handguns without a permit (11-47-8).



Senate Bill No. S2289
Senate Bill No. 2289 BY Metts, Goldin, Quezada, Crowley, Calkin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Provides that only peace officers and persons approved by the school authorities for the purposes of educational instruction may carry firearms or other weapons on school grounds.)

This is a really bad bill which will prohibit CCW permit holders from carrying a firearm on school property leaving them vulnerable at a very predictible time and place against an attacker.



Senate Bill No. S2292
Senate Bill No. 2292 BY Seveney, Coyne, DiPalma, Pearson, Conley ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Makes possession or use of a semi-automatic weapon rapid fire device to include bump stock, binary trigger or trigger crank punishable by up to ten (10) years imprisonment and/or a ten thousand dollars ($10,000) fine.)

This bill specifically prohibits bump fire stock, binary triggers, and trigger cranks. It also prohibits "rapid fire devices" which can include many commonly available parts such springs and bolt carrier groups that are replaced to enhance reliability of a firearm (triggers are exempt in the bill). Violations of this statute can result is a prison term of 1-10 years and/or a $10,000 fine. If this bill passes it will take effect immediately and there is no amnesty, grandfathering, or compensation of existing devices. Law enforcement would be exempt of this law.


Senate Bill No. 2319
Senate Bill No. 2319 BY Goldin, Coyne, Euer, Miller, Goodwin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Criminalizes the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than ten (10) rounds known as high capacity magazines.)
This is a REALLY bad bill that will ban detachable magazines holding more than 10 rounds! There is no grandfathering or compensation for existing magazines either!