Tomorrow at 2:00PM Rhode Islanders will rally to protest gun control proposals being heard by the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee. The rally at the State House will be followed by hearings where second amendment supporters hope to convince representatives to vote against the bills.
Among the bills are proposals to ban certain aesthetic features on firearms, as well as the sale of new magazines that hold over ten rounds. One of the most egregious proposals is a registration bill that would force Rhode Islanders to pay $100 registration fee for each firearm they own today, and any new firearms they purchase.
Another bill would allow towns and cities to send their concealed carry permit applications to the Attorney General’s office, something that is not allowed currently. The move would infringe on Rhode Islanders’ rights. Under current law the towns and cities operate using “shall issue” rules. This generally means that unless a person has some negative factor affecting their application for concealed carry, they should be given the permit. The Rhode Island Attorney General’s office operates under a “may issue” law. This gives the AG subjective control over the permitting process, and would result in many more Rhode Islanders being denied concealed carry permits, even if they have done nothing wrong.
First the gun grabbers targeted New York, then Colorado and Maryland, then Connecticut, now Rhode Island. If the second amendment supporters in the Ocean State prevail, the dominos will stop falling and we can turn the tide. Get more information on the rally by clicking here.