Upcoming RI Gun Legislation information is now posted on the Political Action page.

Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club

Political Action Update (June 11, 2024)

Rhode Island

The RI state legislature is winding down its session. Here’s the status of several gun-related bills:

Safe Storage Act (legiscan.com/RI/text/H7373/2024):

Status: Passed both houses; Gov. McKee signed the bill into law on June 13.

Summary: Requires safe storage of firearms/provides civil and criminal penalties for violations/adds rifles and shotguns to the types of firearms requiring a trigger lock to be included with purchase/requires firearms dealers post signs regarding safe storage.

 

Assault Weapon Ban (legiscan.com/RI/text/H7217/2024)

Expanded Blue Card Test for All Firearms (legiscan.com/RI/text/H7268/2024)

One Firearm per Month Purchase Limit (legiscan.com/RI/text/H7269/2024)

Status: All three bills held in committee for further study so they shouldn’t show up again in this legislative session but they're likely candidates for the next session.

 

Connecticut

According to the NRA’s ILA staff, the 2024 legislative session, which ended in May, saw less anti-gun activity versus 2023.

 

Massachusetts

The Massachusetts legislature is working on a significant overhaul of the state's firearms regulations with the H. 4139 bill, an "Act Modernizing Firearms Laws." The bill runs over 100 pages and covers multiple aspects of gun ownership, transport, firearms licenses, and penalties. The Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts has more details and analysis on the bill (www.goal.org/gunban). If you live, shoot, or concealed carry as a nonresident in Massachusetts, you'll want to track this legislation. Also, Rhode Island legislatures frequently copy anti-gun legislation from Connecticut and Massachusetts, so this bill could be a preview for upcoming Rhode Island legislation.

Ed M.

 

 

RI Safe Storage Bill Moves to House for Vote

On Thursday May 23, the RI House Judiciary Committee approved the House and Senate versions of the proposed “safe storage law” bills  by a 9 to 5 vote. According to the legislative status reports, the bills have been placed on the House calendar for Tuesday, May 28.

Here are the links to the bills:

House Bill No. 7373: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText24/HouseText24/H7373A.pdf

Senate Bill No. 2202 as amended:

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText24/SenateText24/S2202A.pdf

If you plan to contact your House representative to express your opinion on the bills, time is running out to contact him or her.

 

If you’re unsure who your representative is, this site will let you identify him or her:

https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Home/PollingPlaces?ActiveFlag=3

 

Finally, here’s a web page with all the House members’ contact info:

https://www.rilegislature.gov/representatives/default.aspx

EdM

 

Safe Storage Legislation Update from ProJo (5/23/24)

Here are some highlights from a Katherine Gregg ProJo article updated 5/22.

Article Title: The most significant gun control measure this session is going up for a vote. Will it pass?

Link: https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/politics/2024/05/21/ris-safe-storage-gun-control-bill-is-heading-for-a-vote-what-to-know/73787217007/

Under current Rhode Island law, a gun owner is criminally liable only if a child – someone under 16 years old – gets access to and discharges a gun, causing injury to himself or herself or others.

The proposed new law requires the "safe storage" of a firearm in a locked container unless it is equipped with a "tamper-resistant mechanical lock" or device that makes the firearm "inoperable by any person other than the owner."

The storage requirement would not apply to a firearm that is "being carried ... or can be readily carried by a lawfully authorized user."

Fines for violations would range from:

  • $250 for a first offense.
  • Fines of up to $500 and imprisonment for up to six months for repeat offenses.
  • The potential penalty doubles for anyone "who knows or reasonably should know'' that someone under age 18 or a person prohibited by law from buying or possessing a gun was likely to gain access.
  • Punishment increases up to $5,000 and/or five years in prison if the gun is used to commit a crime or cause injury.

Ms. Gregg notes that “both the House and Senate bills would create exceptions for certain hypothetical cases where, for example, someone barred from having a gun somehow "obtains or obtains and discharges the firearm in a lawful act of self-defense or defense of another person."

Here is the link to contact info page for House Judiciary members:

Link: https://www.rilegislature.gov/Pages/CommitteeMembers.aspx?ComChoiceR=HJUD&CommitteeName=Judiciary

Posted by EdM 5/23/24

 
 
 
I'm stepping in as the club's political action chair and while I'll need some time to get up to speed, we have some pending Rhode Island legislative activity that could affect our rights. Below I've provided information from the NRA and several other sources that will help you contact your local representatives to voice your opinions.
 
Ed McCarthy
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From the NRA-ILA: 
Rhode Island: House Expected To Vote on Mandatory Storage Bill This Week
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2024
Anti-gun politicians in the Rhode Island House are planning to pass yet another infringement on your constitutional rights this week. On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee will meet and vote on H.7373.
 
H.7373 forces gun owners to store their firearms under lock and key or face the consequences. This "one size fits all" approach puts law-abiding citizens at a disadvantage when seconds matter, tipping the scales in favor of home invaders in self-defense situations.

Earlier this Spring, hundreds of Rhode Island gun owners showed up to testify against this bill and many others. This is the last chance to make your voice heard to encourage your elected officials to oppose this dangerous legislation. H.7373 has already passed the Senate and now is dangerously close to landing on the Governor's desk.    
Contact your Representative using the Take Action button [Link to button: Click here] and respectfully request a “no” vote on H.7373. Additionally, make sure you, your friends, fellow club members, family, and co-workers are all registered to vote and turn out in November to retire those who have continued to trample on your rights.
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Local Resources
The Rhode Island 2nd Amendment Coalition site's home page [Link: Home pageprovides links to all the pending legislation plus the Coalition's color-coded recommendation on each bill. 
 
*Includes links to individual bills
 
Contact info for RI State senators: https://www.rilegislature.gov/senators/default.aspx
 
Contact info for RI State representatives: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Email/RepEmailListDistrict.asp

Contact info for House Judiciary members: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/ComMembers/ComMemr.asp?ComChoiceR=HJUD

 

 

 

Message from the Rhode Island 2nd Amendment Coalition!!

 

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Greeting 2nd Amendment Supporters, Two Days of Hearings !!!!!!!!

 

On Tuesday March 12th 4:00pm Senate Gun Bills in Judiciary

 

On Wednesday March 13th House Judiciary at the Rise of House (4:30pm)

 

Click links below

 

House Bills: https://status.rilegislature.gov/documents/agenda-20063.aspx

 

 

Senate Bills: https://status.rilegislature.gov/documents/agenda-20107.aspx

 

We need patriots there to sign up and oppose the bad Gun Bills. If you do not want to testify you can simply sign up in support of our bills and in opposition to the bad anti-gun bills.

 

Please contact your Senators and Representatives, e-mail them and writing letters! They need to know we are here and we will not allow them to restrict our rights!

 

Please make sure all of your friends and family who own firearms are getting on the RI Second Amendment list!!!!

Social media, Facebook and other mediums are restricting our communications efforts. Get on

the RIFOL list, the Federated Sportsman's list and the Rhode Island Revolver and Rifle list!!!!!

This is critical to make sure you are getting Alerts.

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Let your voice be heard! Stop being a Spectator in Life!! Remember to "Get Involved" these are your Second Amendment Rights at stake.
 
"All Tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent"
 
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***Final Reminder***

 

Senate Hearings Are Tomorrow

Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Without An Extremely Strong Showing By The Firearms Community, We Will Not Win.

Only With 100% Effort From EVERYONE, Do We Stand A Chance.

Don't Allow Your Lack Of Effort To Lead To The Elimination Of The Second Amendment Community. 

This IS Our Last Chance.

Make A Difference.

Get To The State House Tomorrow, Any Time After 2 O'clock.

Sign In.

Be Heard.

Article 1 Section 22 Of The Rhode Island Constitution Clearly States ; The Rights Of The People To Keep And Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed.

It's Become Painfully Obvious That The Legislators On Smith Hill, Need To Be Reminded Of This.

Don't Let Them Show You The Same Lack Of Respect That They Show Our Constitution.

Tell Them That You Will Not Stand For It. 

Thank You For Your Efforts.

United, We Will Win.

Paul

Political Action 

 

 

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***URGENT Legislative Alert***      

Notification From The Club President 

 

Next Tuesday April 25th may be our last chance to stand for our 2nd Amendment rights!

Because of the urgency of this Rally and how many MOMS were at the last Rally, we need every available person to show up.

We had a poor showing and the MOMS were there in force.

 

Bring friends, family, no matter where they are from or you are from!

 

Earn 5 work hours for yourself and each person you bring.

Remember to wear yellow shirts to show our pride!!

 

Please note that due to the importance of this, the club will closed from 12pm to 7pm . Any member found on the property will be brought before the board.

 

The MOMS showed up in force early this past Monday. Let's show them what Wallum can do !

 

Dave Sliney

President

 

 

All bills are posted below,

For more information, contact Paul Spadea, Political Action Chairman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or check the Rhode Island Firearms Owners League website https://www.rifol.org/current.php

Thank You All for your efforts.

The only way we win is to be united.

Paul

Political Action 

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Senate Hearings for April 18th have been cancelled.

I will update you when they are rescheduled.

Thank You

Paul 

 

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Rally Monday, April 17th Rhode Island State House.

Begins at 2:00 PM. 

Hearings on House Gun Bills to follow.

Will go through the night.

Get There,

Be Heard.

Senate Hearings are the following day,

Tuesday, April 18.

All bills are listed below,

We need everyone there, in your yellow, both nights.

This Could Be Your Last Chance 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** Legislative Update ***.       March 28, 2023

63 bills and counting.

It's imperative that everyone contacts the members of the legislature and let's them know where you stand on these. 

Read every one of them, know what they say, because otherwise, there will be no Club or firearms community left.

You have been targeted.

Defend Yourself.

Hearings are almost upon us.

Be ready.

Thank You for your efforts.

Paul.

Political Action 

 

 

Senate Bill No. 123

 

BY Raptakis, Tikoian, McKenney, Lombardi, Sosnowski, Ciccone

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Increases sentences for carrying a firearm when committing a crime of violence and for possessing a stolen firearm and requires that a person convicted of these offenses serve a period of time in which they would not be eligible for parole or probation.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 133

 

BY LaMountain, Quezada, McKenney, Euer, Burke

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires applicant for license to carry concealed weapon to complete firearms safety course taught by certified firearms instructor and must include one hour of instruction by an attorney licensed in this state on the law of self-defense.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 134

 

BY LaMountain, Quezada, McKenney, Euer, Burke, Tikoian

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits any city or town from issuing permit to carry a concealed weapon unless they reside or have business in that city or town and requires out of state applicants to meet all requirements of § 11-47-18.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 192

 

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- BIRDS (Allows the taking of any wild bird by using a crossbow in addition to the weapons spelled out in this section.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 269

 

BY Ciccone, DiPalma, Bell, Sosnowski, Raptakis, Tikoian, Rogers

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Exempts from the sales and use tax the sale of firearm safety equipment and related products.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 321

 

BY Lauria, Goodwin, Pearson, Euer, Miller, Valverde, DiMario, Murray, Lawson, DiPalma

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires the safe storage of firearms and would provide civil penalties and criminal penalties for violations.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 325

 

BY Lauria, DiMario, Miller, Valverde, Lawson, LaMountain, Euer, Kallman, Gu, McKenney

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Adds rifles and shotguns to the types of firearms that require a trigger lock to be included with any purchase.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 333

 

BY Burke, Ciccone, LaMountain, Rogers, de la Cruz, Morgan, Tikoian

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms in both daylight and nighttime conditions two (2) times per year and that correctional officers qualify every year instead of once every two (2) years.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 334

 

BY Burke, Ciccone, LaMountain, Rogers, de la Cruz, Morgan, Tikoian

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Increases the number of minimum rounds fired from one hundred (100) to three hundred (300) during the qualification and training of police officers.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 335

 

BY Burke, Ciccone, LaMountain, Rogers, de la Cruz, Morgan, Tikoian

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms two (2) times per year instead of one time annually and correction officers qualify annually under lowlight/no light conditions.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 336

 

BY Burke, LaMountain, Tikoian

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- DISORDERLY CONDUCT (Makes threats of mass violence and false reports of threats to educational, religious, social institutions or civic or fraternal associations a misdemeanor.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 337

 

BY Burke, Ciccone, LaMountain, Rogers, de la Cruz, Morgan, Tikoian

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

 

 

 

Senate Bill No. 346

 

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines suitable person and establishes reasons for applying for carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process if application denied and provides that records are not public.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 348

 

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines suitable person, establishes reasons for applying for concealed carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process for denials, provides that records are not public permits hunting with suppressor.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 350

 

BY de la Cruz, Rogers, Lombardi, Ciccone, Paolino, Morgan, Raptakis, DeLuca

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- CAUSES OF ACTION (Provides for a cause of action against an individual or entity that prohibits the possession of firearms on real property, except residences, by an individual that is authorized and licensed to carry a firearm.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 354

 

BY DeLuca, Ciccone, de la Cruz, Paolino, Morgan, Gallo

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows reciprocal concealed carry permits from out of state to be valid in Rhode Island, which is either authorized by the attorney general or subject to other reciprocal restrictions.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 355

 

BY de la Cruz, Rogers, Lombardi, Ciccone, DeLuca, Morgan, Burke, Raptakis

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 356

 

BY DeLuca, de la Cruz, Paolino, Morgan, Gallo

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCE (Requires that whenever a person is charged with possession of a firearm with alteration of identification marks, the alteration would create a rebuttable presumption that the person is a danger to the safety of the community.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 363

 

BY Zurier, Acosta, McKenney, Miller, Euer, Lauria, Mack

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Authorizes municipalities to enact ordinances regulating firearms.)

 

 

 Senate Bill No. 379

 

BY Miller, Goodwin, Euer, Acosta, Lawson, McKenney, LaMountain, Kallman, Gallo, Cano

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ASSAULT WEAPONS (Bans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons. Possession of assault weapons owned on the effective date of this act would be "grandfathered". Violations are punishable by a fine or imprisonment.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 383

 

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows an individual to lawfully possess a device that would silence the sound of a natural report of a rifle or shotgun to hunt game, as long as the host rifle or shotgun is allowed.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 393

 

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- BURGLARY AND BREAKING AND ENTERING (Adds a rebuttable defense if any person shall die or sustain a personal injury while committing robbery of the owner, lessor, or occupant of a motor vehicle and that the owner or occupant of the vehicle acted in self-defense.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 394

 

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the sale or possession of firearm silencers unless the person complies with federal law in the sale, possession and use.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 400

 

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- BURGLARY AND BREAKING AND ENTERING (Provides a rebuttable defense if any person shall die or sustain a personal injury while committing any violent criminal offense that individual is lawfully in a place they have a right to be, and acted in self-defense and reasonable belief of harm.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 611

 

BY Lombardi, Felag, Britto, Burke, LaMountain, Ciccone

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Exempts full-time members of the state police, capitol police, law enforcement officers within the department of public safety, city or town police departments, correctional officers, or persons licensed under § 11-47-11.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 625

 

BY LaMountain, Burke, McKenney, Acosta, Mack, Euer

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT (Makes those individuals who are convicted of carrying a firearm illegally eligible for community confinement in the discretion of the court.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 626

 

BY DeLuca, Ciccone, de la Cruz, Morgan, Rogers, Lombardo

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Permits Rhode Island residents, twenty-one (21) years of age or older, to carry a concealed handgun, without a permit.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 629

 

BY Tikoian, Burke, Raptakis, Murray, Lauria, McKenney

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- IDENTIFICATION AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS (Requires law enforcement to submit any firearm seized in any investigation to the state crime laboratory and the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms (BATF) for testing and tracing.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 637

 

BY McKenney, Lauria, Kallman

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- IDENTIFICATION AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS (Requires law enforcement to submit any firearm seized in any investigation to the state crime laboratory and the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms (BATF) for testing and tracing.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 639

 

BY Ciccone, DiPalma, Lombardo, de la Cruz, Rogers, Burke, Tikoian, Raptakis

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits any city or town of licensing authority from charging more than forty dollars ($40.00) for any license or permit to carry a concealed weapon.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 645

 

BY McKenney, Lauria, Kallman, DiMario, Euer

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the purchase of more than one firearm in a thirty (30) day period. Exemptions are made for law enforcement, inheritance, participation in courses of instruction, temporary rentals at gun ranges and licensed collectors.)

 

 

Senate Bill No. 647

 

BY McKenney, Kallman, Lauria, Tikoian, LaMountain, DiMario, Euer

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires purchasers of firearms, to take and pass a basic firearm safety test and requires the firearm test administered by DEM be updated every two years, as deemed appropriate and repeals § 11-47-35.2.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5045

 

BY Perez, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Lima, Corvese, Costantino, Cardillo

 

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 Rhode Island license or permit holders.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5089

 

BY Bennett, Edwards, Solomon, Chippendale

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- HUNTING AND HUNTING SAFETY (Requires that when a person causes an injury requiring medical assistance to a human by firearm, archery, or crossbow while hunting or trapping, the initial responding entity must immediately make a report to DEM.)

 

 

 

House Bill No. 5208

 

BY Cardillo, Costantino, Casey, Chippendale, Brien, Azzinaro, Perez, Craven

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- DEER HUNTING (Permits any person with a concealed carry permit to carry and possess their pistol or revolver while deer hunting; provided that, the pistol or revolver is not used for deer hunting.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5214

 

BY Craven, Shanley, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Costantino

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Exempts full-time members of the capitol police from the seven (7) day waiting period and other requirements for purchasing concealable firearms or rifles and shotguns.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5258

 

BY Kazarian, Serpa, Potter, Stewart

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- TRADE IN ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS ACT (Prohibits the sale, offer of sale, trade or distribution of fur products as defined and would make violations punishable by a civil fine.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5299

 

BY O'Brien, Dawson, Shanley, Hull, Vella-Wilkinson, Craven, Corvese, Azzinaro, Cardillo, Solomon

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- MAINTENANCE OF ORDER ON CAMPUS (Mandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions and includes campus police in the definition of "law enforcement officer" for the purposes of the "Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights.")

 

 

House Bill No. 5300

 

BY Knight, Caldwell, Batista, Felix, Craven, McEntee, Kazarian, Ajello, Giraldo, Boylan

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ASSAULT WEAPONS (Bans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons. Possession of assault weapons owned on the effective date of this act would be "grandfathered". Violations are punishable by a fine or imprisonment.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5367

 

BY Potter, Boylan, Tanzi, Carson, Donovan, Caldwell, Sanchez

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the operation of an outdoor gun range within one mile or closer of any kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) schools.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5368

 

BY Place, Rea, Chippendale, Nardone, Roberts

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines suitable person and establishes reasons for applying for carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process if application denied and provides that records are not public.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5369

 

BY Fellela, Serpa, Messier, Ackerman

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Changes the name of § 11-47-60.1 to Safe Storage – Dillon’s Law and makes any violation of storage that results in serious bodily injury or death a felony.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5434

 

BY Caldwell, Knight, Kazarian, McEntee, Craven, McGaw, Dawson, Batista, Ajello, Boylan

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires the safe storage of firearms and would provide civil penalties and criminal penalties for violations.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5572

 

BY Batista, Craven, Knight, Potter, Cruz, Alzate, Felix

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- DISORDERLY CONDUCT (Requires conduct that creates an actual public disturbance that includes a gathering of people drawn to and watching the conduct, stopping, impeding or causing traffic, or creating similar public disturbances in order to constitute disorderly conduct.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5574

 

BY Place, Rea, Roberts, Nardone

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows reciprocal concealed carry permits from out of state to be valid in Rhode Island, which is either authorized by the attorney general or subject to other reciprocal restrictions.)

 

 

 

House Bill No. 5575

 

BY Place, Roberts, Rea, Nardone

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5576

 

BY Place, Rea, Chippendale, Nardone

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Permits the open and concealed carrying of weapons by certain persons in the act of evacuating the area pursuant to an order of the governor or local authority under chapter 15 of title 30.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5692

 

BY Solomon, Cardillo, Kennedy, Azzinaro, Noret, Casey, Lima, Chippendale, Bennett

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Adds the Rhode Island capitol police to those people exempt from the necessity of possessing a firearm under § 11-47-8 and repeals the exemption for state marshals, which no longer exist.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5693

 

BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Vella-Wilkinson, Finkelman, Place, Dawson, Azzinaro, Lima, Costantino

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Increases the number of minimum rounds fired from one hundred (100) to three hundred (300) during the qualification and training of police officers.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5694

 

BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Vella-Wilkinson, Finkelman, Place, Dawson, Azzinaro, Costantino, Lima

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms in both daylight and nighttime conditions two (2) times per year and that correctional officers qualify every year instead of once every two (2) years.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5695

 

BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Vella-Wilkinson, Finkelman, Place, Dawson, Azzinaro, Costantino, Lima

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms two (2) times per year instead of one time annually and correction officers qualify annually under lowlight/no light conditions.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5696

 

BY Noret, Place, Dawson, O'Brien, Corvese, Phillips, Solomon, Casey, Bennett, Baginski

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5704

 

BY Noret, Casimiro, Corvese, Bennett, Craven, Shanley, Vella-Wilkinson, Knight, Solomon, McNamara

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- DISORDERLY CONDUCT (Makes threats of mass violence and false reports of threats to educational, religious, social institutions or civic or fraternal associations a misdemeanor.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5885

 

BY Lima, Fenton-Fung, Vella-Wilkinson, Place, Brien

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides that any person eighteen (18) years of age who is issued a license or permit may carry a stun gun and provides for an appeal process for denial of an application for a license or permit.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5886

 

BY Noret, Baginski, Solomon, Hull, Casimiro, McNamara, Phillips, Cardillo, Corvese, Brien

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows members of the state police to utilize mufflers, silencers, or other devices for training.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5891

 

BY Knight

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits sale of firearms by dealers within (500') feet of schools or daycare centers.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5892

 

BY Boylan, Kazarian, Tanzi, Knight, Batista, Felix, Craven, McNamara, Caldwell, McEntee

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Adds rifles and shotguns to the types of firearms that require a trigger lock to be included with any purchase.)

 

 

 

House Bill No. 5893

 

BY Boylan, Tanzi, Knight, Ajello, Stewart, Potter, Kislak, Kazarian, Batista, Dawson

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits purchases of more than one firearm in any thirty (30) day period.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5894

 

BY Boylan, Knight, Morales, Tanzi, Potter, Kislak, McEntee, Kazarian, Batista, Dawson

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires purchasers of firearms, to take and pass a basic firearm safety test and requires the firearm test administered by DEM be updated every two years, as deemed appropriate and repeals § 11-47-35.2.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5903

 

BY Fogarty, Tanzi, Donovan, Shallcross Smith, Boylan, Handy, Hull, Caldwell, Henries, Cortvriend

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- PUBLIC UTILITIES (Expands the crime of false reporting to include shootings or other dangerous events.)

 

 

House Bill No. 5912

 

BY Boylan, Knight, Tanzi, Cruz, Kazarian, McEntee, Dawson, Potter, Kislak, Batista

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- IDENTIFICATION AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS (Requires law enforcement to submit any firearm seized in any investigation to the state crime laboratory and the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms (BATF) for testing and tracing.)

 

 

House Bill No. 6011

 

BY Vella-Wilkinson, Morales, Noret, Lima, Solomon

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- GUN SAFE TAX CREDIT (Creates a tax credit for 50% of the cost of a qualified gun safe/vault/cabinet, not to exceed $5,000 even if purchased prior to effective date of the tax credit; exempts the devices from the sales tax; all provisions expire/sunset 2 yrs. after passage.)

 

 

House Bill No. 6069

 

BY Knight, Tanzi, Boylan, Dawson, Slater, Shanley

 

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Disqualifies individuals with prior felony convictions from purchasing or possessing a firearm.)

 

 

Stand By for additional Updates. 

 

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****Legislative Update**** March 19, 2023

 

Alright people looks like we have two dates floating around for "gun night" hearings, March 30th OR the week of April 17th. Keep these dates in mind since a definitive date won't be placed on the calendar until the last minute. Ambiguity is but one way they'll try to get you to stay home when they hold hearings for 40 plus bills.

  To receive an update when the hearings are scheduled, text RIGUNRIGHTS to 401-336-5525.

 

Current Legislation as of March 19th 2023

 

House Bills

 

House Bill No. 5045 BY Perez, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Lima, Corvese, Costantino, Cardillo 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 Rhode Island license or permit holders.)

 

House Bill No. 5089 BY Bennett, Edwards, Solomon, Chippendale ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- HUNTING AND HUNTING SAFETY (Requires that when a person causes an injury requiring medical assistance to a human by firearm, archery, or crossbow while hunting or trapping, the initial responding entity must immediately make a report to DEM.)

 

House Bill No. 5208 BY Cardillo, Costantino, Casey, Chippendale, Brien, Azzinaro, Perez, Craven ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- DEER HUNTING (Permits any person with a concealed carry permit to carry and possess their pistol or revolver while deer hunting; provided that, the pistol or revolver is not used for deer hunting.)

 

House Bill No. 5214 BY Craven, Shanley, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Costantino ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Exempts full-time members of the capitol police from the seven (7) day waiting period and other requirements for purchasing concealable firearms or rifles and shotguns.)

 

House Bill No. 5258 BY Kazarian, Serpa, Potter, Stewart ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- TRADE IN ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS ACT (Prohibits the sale, offer of sale, trade or distribution of fur products as defined and would make violations punishable by a civil fine.)

 

House Bill No. 5299 BY O'Brien, Dawson, Shanley, Hull, Vella-Wilkinson, Craven, Corvese, Azzinaro, Cardillo, Solomon ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- MAINTENANCE OF ORDER ON CAMPUS (Mandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions and includes campus police in the definition of "law enforcement officer" for the purposes of the "Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights.")

 

House Bill No. 5300 BY Knight, Caldwell, Batista, Felix, Craven, McEntee, Kazarian, Ajello, Giraldo, Boylan ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ASSAULT WEAPONS (Bans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons. Possession of assault weapons owned on the effective date of this act would be "grandfathered". Violations are punishable by a fine or imprisonment.)

 

House Bill No. 5367 BY Potter, Boylan, Tanzi, Carson, Donovan, Caldwell, Sanchez ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the operation of an outdoor gun range within one mile or closer of any kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) schools.)

 

House Bill No. 5368 BY Place, Rea, Chippendale, Nardone, Roberts ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines suitable person and establishes reasons for applying for carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process if application denied and provides that records are not public.)

 

House Bill No. 5369 BY Fellela, Serpa, Messier, Ackerman ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Changes the name of § 11-47-60.1 to Safe Storage – Dillon’s Law and makes any violation of storage that results in serious bodily injury or death a felony.)

 

House Bill No. 5434 BY Caldwell, Knight, Kazarian, McEntee, Craven, McGaw, Dawson, Batista, Ajello, Boylan ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires the safe storage of firearms and would provide civil penalties and criminal penalties for violations.)

 

House Bill No. 5574 BY Place, Rea, Roberts, Nardone ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows reciprocal concealed carry permits from out of state to be valid in Rhode Island, which is either authorized by the attorney general or subject to other reciprocal restrictions.)

 

House Bill No. 5575 BY Place, Roberts, Rea, Nardone ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

 

House Bill No. 5576 BY Place, Rea, Chippendale, Nardone ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Permits the open and concealed carrying of weapons by certain persons in the act of evacuating the area pursuant to an order of the governor or local authority under chapter 15 of title 30.)

 

House Bill No. 5692 BY Solomon, Cardillo, Kennedy, Azzinaro, Noret, Casey, Lima, Chippendale, Bennett ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Adds the Rhode Island capitol police to those people exempt from the necessity of possessing a firearm under § 11-47-8 and repeals the exemption for state marshals, which no longer exist.)

 

House Bill No. 5693 BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Vella-Wilkinson, Finkelman, Place, Dawson, Azzinaro, Lima, Costantino ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Increases the number of minimum rounds fired from one hundred (100) to three hundred (300) during the qualification and training of police officers.)

 

House Bill No. 5694 BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Vella-Wilkinson, Finkelman, Place, Dawson, Azzinaro, Costantino, Lima ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms in both daylight and nighttime conditions two (2) times per year and that correctional officers qualify every year instead of once every two (2) years.)

 

House Bill No. 5695 BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Vella-Wilkinson, Finkelman, Place, Dawson, Azzinaro, Costantino, Lima ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms two (2) times per year instead of one time annually and correction officers qualify annually under lowlight/no light conditions.)

 

House Bill No. 5696 BY Noret, Place, Dawson, O'Brien, Corvese, Phillips, Solomon, Casey, Bennett, Baginski ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

 

House Bill No. 5704 BY Noret, Casimiro, Corvese, Bennett, Craven, Shanley, Vella-Wilkinson, Knight, Solomon, McNamara ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- DISORDERLY CONDUCT (Makes threats of mass violence and false reports of threats to educational, religious, social institutions or civic or fraternal associations a misdemeanor.)

 

House Bill No. 5885 BY Lima, Fenton-Fung, Vella-Wilkinson, Place, Brien ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides that any person eighteen (18) years of age who is issued a license or permit may carry a stun gun and provides for an appeal process for denial of an application for a license or permit.)

 

House Bill No. 5886 BY Noret, Baginski, Solomon, Hull, Casimiro, McNamara, Phillips, Cardillo, Corvese, Brien ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows members of the state police to utilize mufflers, silencers, or other devices for training.)

 

House Bill No. 5891 BY Knight ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits sale of firearms by dealers within (500') feet of schools or daycare centers.)

 

House Bill No. 5892 BY Boylan, Kazarian, Tanzi, Knight, Batista, Felix, Craven, McNamara, Caldwell, McEntee ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Adds rifles and shotguns to the types of firearms that require a trigger lock to be included with any purchase.)

 

House Bill No. 5893 BY Boylan, Tanzi, Knight, Ajello, Stewart, Potter, Kislak, Kazarian, Batista, Dawson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits purchases of more than one firearm in any thirty (30) day period.)

 

House Bill No. 5894 BY Boylan, Knight, Morales, Tanzi, Potter, Kislak, McEntee, Kazarian, Batista, Dawson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires purchasers of firearms, to take and pass a basic firearm safety test and requires the firearm test administered by DEM be updated every two years, as deemed appropriate and repeals § 11-47-35.2.)

 

House Bill No. 5912 BY Boylan, Knight, Tanzi, Cruz, Kazarian, McEntee, Dawson, Potter, Kislak, Batista ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- IDENTIFICATION AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS (Requires law enforcement to submit any firearm seized in any investigation to the state crime laboratory and the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms (BATF) for testing and tracing.)

 

House Bill No. 6011 BY Vella-Wilkinson, Morales, Noret, Lima, Solomon ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- GUN SAFE TAX CREDIT (Creates a tax credit for 50% of the cost of a qualified gun safe/vault/cabinet, not to exceed $5,000 even if purchased prior to effective date of the tax credit; exempts the devices from the sales tax; all provisions expire/sunset 2 yrs. after passage.)

 

House Bill No. 6069 BY Knight, Tanzi, Boylan, Dawson, Slater, Shanley ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Disqualifies individuals with prior felony convictions from purchasing or possessing a firearm.)

 

Senate Bills

 

Senate Bill No. 123 BY Raptakis, Tikoian, McKenney, Lombardi, Sosnowski, Ciccone ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Increases sentences for carrying a firearm when committing a crime of violence and for possessing a stolen firearm and requires that a person convicted of these offenses serve a period of time in which they would not be eligible for parole or probation.)

 

Senate Bill No. 133 BY LaMountain, Quezada, McKenney, Euer, Burke ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires applicant for license to carry concealed weapon to complete firearms safety course taught by certified firearms instructor and must include one hour of instruction by an attorney licensed in this state on the law of self-defense.)

 

Senate Bill No. 134 BY LaMountain, Quezada, McKenney, Euer, Burke, Tikoian ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits any city or town from issuing permit to carry a concealed weapon unless they reside or have business in that city or town and requires out of state applicants to meet all requirements of § 11-47-18.)

 

Senate Bill No. 192 BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- BIRDS (Allows the taking of any wild bird by using a crossbow in addition to the weapons spelled out in this section.)

 

Senate Bill No. 269 BY Ciccone, DiPalma, Bell, Sosnowski, Raptakis, Tikoian, Rogers ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Exempts from the sales and use tax the sale of firearm safety equipment and related products.)

 

Senate Bill No. 321 BY Lauria, Goodwin, Pearson, Euer, Miller, Valverde, DiMario, Murray, Lawson, DiPalma ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires the safe storage of firearms and would provide civil penalties and criminal penalties for violations.)

 

Senate Bill No. 325 BY Lauria, DiMario, Miller, Valverde, Lawson, LaMountain, Euer, Kallman, Gu, McKenney ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Adds rifles and shotguns to the types of firearms that require a trigger lock to be included with any purchase.)

 

Senate Bill No. 333 BY Burke, Ciccone, LaMountain, Rogers, de la Cruz, Morgan, Tikoian ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms in both daylight and nighttime conditions two (2) times per year and that correctional officers qualify every year instead of once every two (2) years.)

 

Senate Bill No. 334 BY Burke, Ciccone, LaMountain, Rogers, de la Cruz, Morgan, Tikoian ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Increases the number of minimum rounds fired from one hundred (100) to three hundred (300) during the qualification and training of police officers.)

 

Senate Bill No. 335 BY Burke, Ciccone, LaMountain, Rogers, de la Cruz, Morgan, Tikoian ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms two (2) times per year instead of one time annually and correction officers qualify annually under lowlight/no light conditions.)

 

Senate Bill No. 337 BY Burke, Ciccone, LaMountain, Rogers, de la Cruz, Morgan, Tikoian ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

 

Senate Bill No. 346 BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines suitable person and establishes reasons for applying for carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process if application denied and provides that records are not public.)

 

Senate Bill No. 348 BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines suitable person, establishes reasons for applying for concealed carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process for denials, provides that records are not public permits hunting with suppressor.)

 

Senate Bill No. 350 BY de la Cruz, Rogers, Lombardi, Ciccone, Paolino, Morgan, Raptakis, DeLuca ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- CAUSES OF ACTION (Provides for a cause of action against an individual or entity that prohibits the possession of firearms on real property, except residences, by an individual that is authorized and licensed to carry a firearm.)

 

Senate Bill No. 354 BY DeLuca, Ciccone, de la Cruz, Paolino, Morgan, Gallo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows reciprocal concealed carry permits from out of state to be valid in Rhode Island, which is either authorized by the attorney general or subject to other reciprocal restrictions.)

 

Senate Bill No. 355 BY de la Cruz, Rogers, Lombardi, Ciccone, DeLuca, Morgan, Burke, Raptakis ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

 

Senate Bill No. 356 BY DeLuca, de la Cruz, Paolino, Morgan, Gallo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCE (Requires that whenever a person is charged with possession of a firearm with alteration of identification marks, the alteration would create a rebuttable presumption that the person is a danger to the safety of the community.)

 

Senate Bill No. 363 BY Zurier, Acosta, McKenney, Miller, Euer, Lauria, Mack ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Authorizes municipalities to enact ordinances regulating firearms.)

 

Senate Bill No. 379 BY Miller, Goodwin, Euer, Acosta, Lawson, McKenney, LaMountain, Kallman, Gallo, Cano ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ASSAULT WEAPONS (Bans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons. Possession of assault weapons owned on the effective date of this act would be "grandfathered". Violations are punishable by a fine or imprisonment.)

 

Senate Bill No. 383 BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows an individual to lawfully possess a device that would silence the sound of a natural report of a rifle or shotgun to hunt game, as long as the host rifle or shotgun is allowed.)

 

Senate Bill No. 393 BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- BURGLARY AND BREAKING AND ENTERING (Adds a rebuttable defense if any person shall die or sustain a personal injury while committing robbery of the owner, lessor, or occupant of a motor vehicle and that the owner or occupant of the vehicle acted in self-defense.)

 

Senate Bill No. 394 BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the sale or possession of firearm silencers unless the person complies with federal law in the sale, possession and use.)

 

Senate Bill No. 400 BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- BURGLARY AND BREAKING AND ENTERING (Provides a rebuttable defense if any person shall die or sustain a personal injury while committing any violent criminal offense that individual is lawfully in a place they have a right to be, and acted in self-defense and reasonable belief of harm.

 

Time is running out. Contact the legislators and let them know how you feel about these bills. It could be your last chance.

Thank You for your efforts,

Paul

Political Action 

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***Legislative Update***

Hopefully everyone is in contact with the legislators. Hearing day is coming quickly, and they are coming at us hard. Word is that the House hearing could be as soon as March 30th. Be prepared. 

Current bills as of 3-18-23

 

 Senate Bill No. 123

BY Raptakis, Tikoian, McKenney, Lombardi, Sosnowski, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Increases sentences for carrying a firearm when committing a crime of violence and for possessing a stolen firearm and requires that a person convicted of these offenses serve a period of time in which they would not be eligible for parole or probation.)

 

Senate Bill No. 133

BY LaMountain, Quezada, McKenney, Euer, Burke

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires applicant for license to carry concealed weapon to complete firearms safety course taught by certified firearms instructor and must include one hour of instruction by an attorney licensed in this state on the law of self-defense.)

 

Senate Bill No. 134

BY LaMountain, Quezada, McKenney, Euer, Burke, Tikoian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits any city or town from issuing permit to carry a concealed weapon unless they reside or have business in that city or town and requires out of state applicants to meet all requirements of § 11-47-18.)

 

Senate Bill No. 321

BY Lauria, Goodwin, Pearson, Euer, Miller, Valverde, DiMario, Murray, Lawson, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires the safe storage of firearms and would provide civil penalties and criminal penalties for violations.)

 

Senate Bill No. 325

BY Lauria, DiMario, Miller, Valverde, Lawson, LaMountain, Euer, Kallman, Gu, McKenney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Adds rifles and shotguns to the types of firearms that require a trigger lock to be included with any purchase.)

 

Senate Bill No. 333

BY Burke, Ciccone, LaMountain, Rogers, de la Cruz, Morgan, Tikoian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms in both daylight and nighttime conditions two (2) times per year and that correctional officers qualify every year instead of once every two (2) years.)

 

Senate Bill No. 334

BY Burke, Ciccone, LaMountain, Rogers, de la Cruz, Morgan, Tikoian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Increases the number of minimum rounds fired from one hundred (100) to three hundred (300) during the qualification and training of police officers.)

 

Senate Bill No. 335

BY Burke, Ciccone, LaMountain, Rogers, de la Cruz, Morgan, Tikoian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms two (2) times per year instead of one time annually and correction officers qualify annually under lowlight/no light conditions.)

 

Senate Bill No. 337

BY Burke, Ciccone, LaMountain, Rogers, de la Cruz, Morgan, Tikoian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

 

Senate Bill No. 346

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines suitable person and establishes reasons for applying for carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process if application denied and provides that records are not public.)

 

Senate Bill No. 348

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines suitable person, establishes reasons for applying for concealed carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process for denials, provides that records are not public permits hunting with suppressor.)

 

Senate Bill No. 354

BY DeLuca, Ciccone, de la Cruz, Paolino, Morgan, Gallo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows reciprocal concealed carry permits from out of state to be valid in Rhode Island, which is either authorized by the attorney general or subject to other reciprocal restrictions.)

 

Senate Bill No. 355

BY de la Cruz, Rogers, Lombardi, Ciccone, DeLuca, Morgan, Burke, Raptakis

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

 

Senate Bill No. 379

BY Miller, Goodwin, Euer, Acosta, Lawson, McKenney, LaMountain, Kallman, Gallo, Cano

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ASSAULT WEAPONS (Bans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons. Possession of assault weapons owned on the effective date of this act would be "grandfathered". Violations are punishable by a fine or imprisonment.)

 

Senate Bill No. 394

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the sale or possession of firearm silencers unless the person complies with federal law in the sale, possession and use.)

 

Senate Bill No. 611

BY Lombardi, Felag, Britto, Burke, LaMountain, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Exempts full-time members of the state police, capitol police, law enforcement officers within the department of public safety, city or town police departments, correctional officers, or persons licensed under § 11-47-11.)

 

Senate Bill No. 626

BY DeLuca, Ciccone, de la Cruz, Morgan, Rogers, Lombardo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Permits Rhode Island residents, twenty-one (21) years of age or older, to carry a concealed handgun, without a permit.)

 

Senate Bill No. 639

BY Ciccone, DiPalma, Lombardo, de la Cruz, Rogers, Burke, Tikoian, Raptakis

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits any city or town of licensing authority from charging more than forty dollars ($40.00) for any license or permit to carry a concealed weapon.)

 

Senate Bill No. 645

BY McKenney, Lauria, Kallman, DiMario, Euer

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the purchase of more than one firearm in a thirty (30) day period. Exemptions are made for law enforcement, inheritance, participation in courses of instruction, temporary rentals at gun ranges and licensed collectors.)

 

Senate Bill No. 647

BY McKenney, Kallman, Lauria, Tikoian, LaMountain, DiMario, Euer

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires purchasers of firearms, to take and pass a basic firearm safety test and requires the firearm test administered by DEM be updated every two years, as deemed appropriate and repeals § 11-47-35.2.)

 

House Bill No. 5045

BY Perez, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Lima, Corvese, Costantino, Cardillo

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 Rhode Island license or permit holders.)

 

House Bill No. 5214

BY Craven, Shanley, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Costantino

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Exempts full-time members of the capitol police from the seven (7) day waiting period and other requirements for purchasing concealable firearms or rifles and shotguns.)

 

House Bill No. 5300

BY Knight, Caldwell, Batista, Felix, Craven, McEntee, Kazarian, Ajello, Giraldo, Boylan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ASSAULT WEAPONS (Bans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons. Possession of assault weapons owned on the effective date of this act would be "grandfathered". Violations are punishable by a fine or imprisonment.)

 

House Bill No. 5367

BY Potter, Boylan, Tanzi, Carson, Donovan, Caldwell, Sanchez

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the operation of an outdoor gun range within one mile or closer of any kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) schools.)

 

House Bill No. 5368

BY Place, Rea, Chippendale, Nardone, Roberts

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines suitable person and establishes reasons for applying for carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process if application denied and provides that records are not public.)

 

House Bill No. 5369

BY Fellela, Serpa, Messier, Ackerman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Changes the name of § 11-47-60.1 to Safe Storage – Dillon’s Law and makes any violation of storage that results in serious bodily injury or death a felony.)

 

House Bill No. 5434

BY Caldwell, Knight, Kazarian, McEntee, Craven, McGaw, Dawson, Batista, Ajello, Boylan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires the safe storage of firearms and would provide civil penalties and criminal penalties for violations.)

 

House Bill No. 5574

BY Place, Rea, Roberts, Nardone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows reciprocal concealed carry permits from out of state to be valid in Rhode Island, which is either authorized by the attorney general or subject to other reciprocal restrictions.)

 

House Bill No. 5575

BY Place, Roberts, Rea, Nardone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

 

House Bill No. 5576

BY Place, Rea, Chippendale, Nardone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Permits the open and concealed carrying of weapons by certain persons in the act of evacuating the area pursuant to an order of the governor or local authority under chapter 15 of title 30.)

 

House Bill No. 5692

BY Solomon, Cardillo, Kennedy, Azzinaro, Noret, Casey, Lima, Chippendale, Bennett

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Adds the Rhode Island capitol police to those people exempt from the necessity of possessing a firearm under § 11-47-8 and repeals the exemption for state marshals, which no longer exist.)

 

House Bill No. 5693

BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Vella-Wilkinson, Finkelman, Place, Dawson, Azzinaro, Lima, Costantino

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Increases the number of minimum rounds fired from one hundred (100) to three hundred (300) during the qualification and training of police officers.)

 

House Bill No. 5694

BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Vella-Wilkinson, Finkelman, Place, Dawson, Azzinaro, Costantino, Lima

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms in both daylight and nighttime conditions two (2) times per year and that correctional officers qualify every year instead of once every two (2) years.)

 

House Bill No. 5695

BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Vella-Wilkinson, Finkelman, Place, Dawson, Azzinaro, Costantino, Lima

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms two (2) times per year instead of one time annually and correction officers qualify annually under lowlight/no light conditions.)

 

House Bill No. 5696

BY Noret, Place, Dawson, O'Brien, Corvese, Phillips, Solomon, Casey, Bennett, Baginski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

 

House Bill No. 5885

BY Lima, Fenton-Fung, Vella-Wilkinson, Place, Brien

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides that any person eighteen (18) years of age who is issued a license or permit may carry a stun gun and provides for an appeal process for denial of an application for a license or permit.)

 

House Bill No. 5886

BY Noret, Baginski, Solomon, Hull, Casimiro, McNamara, Phillips, Cardillo, Corvese, Brien

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows members of the state police to utilize mufflers, silencers, or other devices for training.)

 

House Bill No. 5891

BY Knight

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits sale of firearms by dealers within (500') feet of schools or daycare centers.)

 

House Bill No. 5892

BY Boylan, Kazarian, Tanzi, Knight, Batista, Felix, Craven, McNamara, Caldwell, McEntee

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Adds rifles and shotguns to the types of firearms that require a trigger lock to be included with any purchase.)

 

House Bill No. 5893

BY Boylan, Tanzi, Knight, Ajello, Stewart, Potter, Kislak, Kazarian, Batista, Dawson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits purchases of more than one firearm in any thirty (30) day period.)

 

House Bill No. 5894

BY Boylan, Knight, Morales, Tanzi, Potter, Kislak, McEntee, Kazarian, Batista, Dawson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires purchasers of firearms, to take and pass a basic firearm safety test and requires the firearm test administered by DEM be updated every two years, as deemed appropriate and repeals § 11-47-35.2.)

 

House Bill No. 6069

BY Knight, Tanzi, Boylan, Dawson, Slater, Shanley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Disqualifies individuals with prior felony convictions from purchasing or possessing a firearm.)

 

Study these bills, Call and contact your legislators.

Time is running out.

We will not win if we rely on others to do this for us.

Everyone Must Participate.

Thank You for your efforts,

Paul,

Political Action 

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*****Legislative Update*****

3-2-23

Below is a list of the current bills targeting us in the general assembly.

There's a couple of good, mostly bad. 

Hopefully you're in constant communication with your legislators.

If you're not, you should be. 

32 Bills Total 

  Senate Bill No. 123

BY Raptakis, Tikoian, McKenney, Lombardi, Sosnowski, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Increases sentences for carrying a firearm when committing a crime of violence and for possessing a stolen firearm and requires that a person convicted of these offenses serve a period of time in which they would not be eligible for parole or probation.)

{LC340/1}

02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  Senate Bill No. 133

BY LaMountain, Quezada, McKenney, Euer, Burke

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires applicant for license to carry concealed weapon to complete firearms safety course taught by certified firearms instructor and must include one hour of instruction by an attorney licensed in this state on the law of self-defense.)

{LC138/1}

02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  Senate Bill No. 134

BY LaMountain, Quezada, McKenney, Euer, Burke, Tikoian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits any city or town from issuing permit to carry a concealed weapon unless they reside or have business in that city or town and requires out of state applicants to meet all requirements of § 11-47-18.)

{LC139/1}

02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  Senate Bill No. 321

BY Lauria, Goodwin, Pearson, Euer, Miller, Valverde, DiMario, Murray, Lawson, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires the safe storage of firearms and would provide civil penalties and criminal penalties for violations.)

{LC1235/1}

02/16/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  Senate Bill No. 325

BY Lauria, DiMario, Miller, Valverde, Lawson, LaMountain, Euer, Kallman, Gu, McKenney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Adds rifles and shotguns to the types of firearms that require a trigger lock to be included with any purchase.)

{LC1624/1}

02/16/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  Senate Bill No. 337

BY Burke, Ciccone, LaMountain, Rogers, de la Cruz, Morgan, Tikoian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

{LC1846/1}

02/16/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  Senate Bill No. 348

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines suitable person, establishes reasons for applying for concealed carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process for denials, provides that records are not public permits hunting with suppressor.)

{LC1531/1}

02/16/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  Senate Bill No. 354

BY DeLuca, Ciccone, de la Cruz, Paolino, Morgan, Gallo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows reciprocal concealed carry permits from out of state to be valid in Rhode Island, which is either authorized by the attorney general or subject to other reciprocal restrictions.)

{LC1528/1}

02/16/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  Senate Bill No. 355

BY de la Cruz, Rogers, Lombardi, Ciccone, DeLuca, Morgan, Burke, Raptakis

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

{LC964/1}

02/16/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  Senate Bill No. 379

BY Miller, Goodwin, Euer, Acosta, Lawson, McKenney, LaMountain, Kallman, Gallo, Cano

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ASSAULT WEAPONS (Bans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons. Possession of assault weapons owned on the effective date of this act would be "grandfathered". Violations are punishable by a fine or imprisonment.)

{LC1144/1}

02/16/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  Senate Bill No. 394

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, DeLuca, Paolino

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the sale or possession of firearm silencers unless the person complies with federal law in the sale, possession and use.)

{LC1526/1}

02/16/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5045

BY Perez, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Lima, Corvese, Costantino, Cardillo

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 Rhode Island license or permit holders.)

{LC521/1}

01/11/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5214

BY Craven, Shanley, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Costantino

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Exempts full-time members of the capitol police from the seven (7) day waiting period and other requirements for purchasing concealable firearms or rifles and shotguns.)

{LC603/1}

01/19/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5300

(Governor/Lt. Governor/General Treasurer/ Secretary of State/Attorney General)

BY Knight, Caldwell, Batista, Felix, Craven, McEntee, Kazarian, Ajello, Giraldo, Boylan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ASSAULT WEAPONS (Bans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons. Possession of assault weapons owned on the effective date of this act would be "grandfathered". Violations are punishable by a fine or imprisonment.)

{LC870/1}

02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5367

BY Potter, Boylan, Tanzi, Carson, Donovan, Caldwell, Sanchez

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the operation of an outdoor gun range within one mile or closer of any kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) schools.)

{LC1166/1}

02/03/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5368

BY Place, Rea, Chippendale, Nardone, Roberts

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines suitable person and establishes reasons for applying for carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process if application denied and provides that records are not public.)

{LC496/1}

02/03/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5369

BY Fellela, Serpa, Messier, Ackerman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Changes the name of § 11-47-60.1 to Safe Storage – Dillon’s Law and makes any violation of storage that results in serious bodily injury or death a felony.)

{LC222/1}

02/03/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5434

BY Caldwell, Knight, Kazarian, McEntee, Craven, McGaw, Dawson, Batista, Ajello, Boylan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires the safe storage of firearms and would provide civil penalties and criminal penalties for violations.)

{LC1293/1}

02/08/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5574

BY Place, Rea, Roberts, Nardone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows reciprocal concealed carry permits from out of state to be valid in Rhode Island, which is either authorized by the attorney general or subject to other reciprocal restrictions.)

{LC1913/1}

02/15/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5575

BY Place, Roberts, Rea, Nardone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

{LC1907/1}

02/15/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5576

BY Place, Rea, Chippendale, Nardone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Permits the open and concealed carrying of weapons by certain persons in the act of evacuating the area pursuant to an order of the governor or local authority under chapter 15 of title 30.)

{LC1776/1}

02/15/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5692

BY Solomon, Cardillo, Kennedy, Azzinaro, Noret, Casey, Lima, Chippendale, Bennett

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Adds the Rhode Island capitol police to those people exempt from the necessity of possessing a firearm under § 11-47-8 and repeals the exemption for state marshals, which no longer exist.)

{LC2014/1}

02/17/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5693

BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Vella-Wilkinson, Finkelman, Place, Dawson, Azzinaro, Lima, Costantino

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Increases the number of minimum rounds fired from one hundred (100) to three hundred (300) during the qualification and training of police officers.)

{LC1140/1}

02/17/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5694

BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Vella-Wilkinson, Finkelman, Place, Dawson, Azzinaro, Costantino, Lima

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms in both daylight and nighttime conditions two (2) times per year and that correctional officers qualify every year instead of once every two (2) years.)

{LC1141/1}

02/17/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5695

BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Vella-Wilkinson, Finkelman, Place, Dawson, Azzinaro, Costantino, Lima

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms two (2) times per year instead of one time annually and correction officers qualify annually under lowlight/no light conditions.)

{LC1142/1}

02/17/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5696

BY Noret, Place, Dawson, O'Brien, Corvese, Phillips, Solomon, Casey, Bennett, Baginski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry a handgun with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

{LC1150/1}

02/17/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5885

BY Lima, Fenton-Fung, Vella-Wilkinson, Place, Brien

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides that any person eighteen (18) years of age who is issued a license or permit may carry a stun gun and provides for an appeal process for denial of an application for a license or permit.)

{LC2152/1}

03/01/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5886

(RI State Police)

BY Noret, Baginski, Solomon, Hull, Casimiro, McNamara, Phillips, Cardillo, Corvese, Brien

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows members of the state police to utilize mufflers, silencers, or other devices for training.)

{LC1812/1}

03/01/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5891

(by request)

BY Knight

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits sale of firearms by dealers within (500') feet of schools or daycare centers.)

{LC2115/1}

03/01/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5892

BY Boylan, Kazarian, Tanzi, Knight, Batista, Felix, Craven, McNamara, Caldwell, McEntee

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Adds rifles and shotguns to the types of firearms that require a trigger lock to be included with any purchase.)

{LC474/1}

03/01/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5893

BY Boylan, Tanzi, Knight, Ajello, Stewart, Potter, Kislak, Kazarian, Batista, Dawson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits purchases of more than one firearm in any thirty (30) day period.)

{LC854/1}

03/01/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5894

BY Boylan, Knight, Morales, Tanzi, Potter, Kislak, McEntee, Kazarian, Batista, Dawson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires purchasers of firearms, to take and pass a basic firearm safety test and requires the firearm test administered by DEM be updated every two years, as deemed appropriate and repeals § 11-47-35.2.)

{LC1449/1}

03/01/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary.

 

As of 3-2-23 this is the complete list.

Updates will be made as soon as they're available.

Thank You

Paul

Political Action

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 *****Legislative Update*****

2-13-23

Below is the list of bills submitted this legislative session that specifically target ALL of us.. they are not about public safety, they are clearly aimed at eliminating our presence.

Hopefully you've been reading them and have been contacting your representative, senator, as well as informing your family and friends.

Please don't wait until the last minute. Be diligent. Do not take these threats lightly.

Thank You

Paul

 

  Senate Bill No. 123

BY Raptakis, Tikoian, McKenney, Lombardi, Sosnowski, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Increases sentences for carrying a firearm when committing a crime of violence and for possessing a stolen firearm and requires that a person convicted of these offenses serve a period of time in which they would not be eligible for parole or probation.)

{LC340/1}

02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  Senate Bill No. 133

BY LaMountain, Quezada, McKenney, Euer, Burke

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires applicant for license to carry concealed weapon to complete firearms safety course taught by certified firearms instructor and must include one hour of instruction by an attorney licensed in this state on the law of self-defense.)

{LC138/1}

02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  Senate Bill No. 134

BY LaMountain, Quezada, McKenney, Euer, Burke, Tikoian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits any city or town from issuing permit to carry a concealed weapon unless they reside or have business in that city or town and requires out of state applicants to meet all requirements of § 11-47-18.)

{LC139/1}

02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5045

BY Perez, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Lima, Corvese, Costantino, Cardillo

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 Rhode Island license or permit holders.)

{LC521/1}

01/11/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5214

BY Craven, Shanley, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Costantino

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Exempts full-time members of the capitol police from the seven (7) day waiting period and other requirements for purchasing concealable firearms or rifles and shotguns.)

{LC603/1}

01/19/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5300

(Governor/Lt. Governor/General Treasurer/ Secretary of State/Attorney General)

BY Knight, Caldwell, Batista, Felix, Craven, McEntee, Kazarian, Ajello, Giraldo, Boylan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ASSAULT WEAPONS (Bans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons. Possession of assault weapons owned on the effective date of this act would be "grandfathered". Violations are punishable by a fine or imprisonment.)

{LC870/1}

02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5367

BY Potter, Boylan, Tanzi, Carson, Donovan, Caldwell, Sanchez

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the operation of an outdoor gun range within one mile or closer of any kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) schools.)

{LC1166/1}

02/03/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5368

BY Place, Rea, Chippendale, Nardone, Roberts

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines suitable person and establishes reasons for applying for carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process if application denied and provides that records are not public.)

{LC496/1}

02/03/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5369

BY Fellela, Serpa, Messier, Ackerman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Changes the name of § 11-47-60.1 to Safe Storage – Dillon’s Law and makes any violation of storage that results in serious bodily injury or death a felony.)

{LC222/1}

02/03/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

  House Bill No. 5434

BY Caldwell, Knight, Kazarian, McEntee, Craven, McGaw, Dawson, Batista, Ajello, Boylan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires the safe storage of firearms and would provide civil penalties and criminal penalties for violations.)

{LC1293/1}

02/08/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

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 *****Legislative Update*****

Bills have started to get posted.

There will be more, but don't wait for them.

Familiarize with these and start making your calls and emails.

It's quite obvious that their goal is to eliminate our entire firearms community, and public safety has nothing to do with any of it. 

 

  Senate Bill No. 123

BY Raptakis, Tikoian, McKenney, Lombardi, Sosnowski, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Increases sentences for carrying a firearm when committing a crime of violence and for possessing a stolen firearm and requires that a person convicted of these offenses serve a period of time in which they would not be eligible for parole or probation.)

{LC340/1}

02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

 

  Senate Bill No. 133

BY LaMountain, Quezada, McKenney, Euer, Burke

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires applicant for license to carry concealed weapon to complete firearms safety course taught by certified firearms instructor and must include one hour of instruction by an attorney licensed in this state on the law of self-defense.)

{LC138/1}

02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

 

  Senate Bill No. 134

BY LaMountain, Quezada, McKenney, Euer, Burke, Tikoian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits any city or town from issuing permit to carry a concealed weapon unless they reside or have business in that city or town and requires out of state applicants to meet all requirements of § 11-47-18.)

{LC139/1}

02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

 

  House Bill No. 5045

BY Perez, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Lima, Corvese, Costantino, Cardillo

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 Rhode Island license or permit holders.)

{LC521/1}

01/11/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

 

  House Bill No. 5214

BY Craven, Shanley, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Costantino

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Exempts full-time members of the capitol police from the seven (7) day waiting period and other requirements for purchasing concealable firearms or rifles and shotguns.)

{LC603/1}

01/19/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

 

  House Bill No. 5300

(Governor/Lt. Governor/General Treasurer/ Secretary of State/Attorney General)

BY Knight, Caldwell, Batista, Felix, Craven, McEntee, Kazarian, Ajello, Giraldo, Boylan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ASSAULT WEAPONS (Bans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons. Possession of assault weapons owned on the effective date of this act would be "grandfathered". Violations are punishable by a fine or imprisonment.)

{LC870/1}

02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

 

  House Bill No. 5367

BY Potter, Boylan, Tanzi, Carson, Donovan, Caldwell, Sanchez

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the operation of an outdoor gun range within one mile or closer of any kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) schools.)

{LC1166/1}

02/03/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

 

  House Bill No. 5368

BY Place, Rea, Chippendale, Nardone, Roberts

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines suitable person and establishes reasons for applying for carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process if application denied and provides that records are not public.)

{LC496/1}

02/03/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

 

  House Bill No. 5369

BY Fellela, Serpa, Sanchez, Messier, Ackerman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Changes the name of § 11-47-60.1 to Safe Storage – Dillon’s Law and makes any violation of storage that results in serious bodily injury or death a felony.)

{LC222/1}

02/03/2023 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

 

More updates will be posted as soon as they become available.

Thank You

Paul

Political Action 

 

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SPECIAL MEETING of the Town Council of the Town of Burrillville to be held Wednesday, February 1, 2023

at 7:00 P.M. in the Burrillville Town Building, 105 Harrisville Main Street, Harrisville for and within the Town

of Burrillville.

PRESENT: Council President Donald A. Fox and Councilors Stephen N. Rawson, Dennis M. Anderson, Jeremy

P. Bailey, Justin P. Batalon, David Houle and Raymond J. Trinque

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Also Present: Senator Jessica de la Cruz, and Representatives David J. Place and Brian C. Newberry

The purpose of the meeting is consideration and action on the 2023 Legislative Agenda of the Burrillville

Town Council

1. Consider and act on pending and proposed legislation

2. Adjournment

 

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 As the 2023 legislative session begins, I would like to thank everyone who worked hard last legislative session to have their voices heard.

We didn't get the results that we had hoped for, but it's not over. There are pending court cases that will be heard and hopefully we can undo the unconstitutional assault on our rights.

Until then, I ask everyone to remain vigilant and and alert, and I will notify you when there are any new developments..

 

We all know that our activist governor is bought and paid for by the anti-gun lobbyists, so, it should be no surprise that he is planning a propaganda based press conference tomorrow at the State House to announce his latest assault on our freedoms.

I fully expect this to include an attempt to ban all semiautomatic firearms. 

The press conference will happen Tomorrow, January 31st at 11:30 am... A time when most everyone will be at work, including the paid lobbyists that he will be surrounded by when he makes this announcement, as if it were his own, and not the bidding of New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg. 

If your available, and would like to attend, please wear your yellow.

If not, keep in mind that this is simply the opening volley in what is going to be an egregious assault on the Constitution and the firearm community, which, as always, will do nothing to punish criminals..  the goal is obviously to make all of us criminals while the real threats to society run free.

Get angry, get fed up, but get ready.

It's going to be a busy session.

Thank You

Paul

Political Action. 

 

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 ***November 8 2022 Election Information***

 

As you know, Tuesday, November 8th is election day.

I trust you are all going to exercise your right to vote during this election, especially when you consider how much is at stake. 

Below are some links provided by our friends at the Rhode Island Rifle and Revolver Association, in conjunction with the Federated Rhode Island Sportsmen, the Rhode Island Firearms Owners League, and The Rhode Island Second Amendment Coalition. 

Candidates in Red, Anti-Gun

Candidates in Yellow, Pro-Gun

I hope that you find this information useful, and, as always, I'm available to help you with any questions that you might have. Please don't waste your vote. Use it wisely. 

Thank You

Paul

Political Action

 

For a copy of your sample ballot

https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Home/PollingPlaces?ActiveFlag=2

State offices list click here

https://www.rirrai.org/media/state-offices-general-election.pdf

Senate Candidate list click here

https://www.rirrai.org/media/senate-general-election-2022.pdf 

House Candidate list click here

https://www.rirrai.org/media/house-of-reps-2022-general-election.pdf 

 

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September 13th primary information.

The Rhode Island Revolver and Rifle Association has published a list of preferred candidates in the primary election.

https://www.rirrai.org/legislative/2022-primary-information-

 

Click the link, scroll down to "Find your Primary Candidates click here".

 

Many members have called me over the last couple of weeks with election questions.

Just a reminder, that I'll help you find any information that you need, and hopefully direct you to the answers you require.

 

Thank You

Paul 

 

 

 

 

 

**** Legislative Alert****

 

Several pieces of anti-gun legislation, including a magazine ban, have been posted for consideration (floor vote) for this Thursday..

We need a strong showing at the State House if we're going to stop them

Wear your yellow, go to the State House 

 

Some 2A groups are reporting that votes may happen early to avoid the crowd.

It is suggested to swarm the Statehouse at 1:30 on Thursday.

The original rally time was Thursday 3 to 7 pm.

Continue to contact everyone in the legislature, including the leadership.

 

This is it. 

 

Thank You

Paul

Political Action. 

 

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***Legislative Alert***

 

As the end of the legislative session comes to a close, it's more important than ever to make our presence known.

 

Members of the Firearms Community are asked to go the the State House whenever they can. The hope is that we can maintain a strong presence from 3-7 pm, Tuesday's Wednesday's, and Thursday's.

I know that this isn't possible for most of us, but those who can't, are asked to do so.

 

Members of the judiciary have specifically asked for our presence on Thursday, June 9th while during the rise of the house and senate.

 

It is important to be seen, and not forgotten.

Hopefully we can fill the galleries and have an obvious presence in the hall.

 

Also, please keep the pressure on by contacting the legislature, Senate President, and House Speaker.

 

It only takes a minute, and could make the difference.

 

Thank You All

Paul

Political Action. 

 

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CLUB PRESIDENT.

 

With the severity of situation at the state house concerning these gun bills, I will be granting 10 work hours for anyone who attends the rally at the state house on Thursday.

Maureen Fontneau will be signing members in at the statehouse.

You must sign in with her to recieve the work hours.

 

Thank you and see you all there,

Tim Burdick,

President

 

 

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****Legislative Alert****

 

This is it, Thursday, June 2nd, 3-7 pm.

Rally for your rights at the Rhode Island State House.

We need as many people as possible to attend.

This will probably be your last chance.

All anti gun bills are being pushed through.

The last chance we have to stop them is Thursday.

Bring as many people as you can.

Wear your yellow if you have it 

Get there and be recognized.

 

Continue to call the House Speaker, Senate President, and all members of the house and senate.

 

Keep the pressure on.

Make it known that this legislation is unnecessary and unwanted.

 

Now is the time.

This is our last chance.

 

Thank You 

Paul

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**** Urgent Legislative Alert****

 

Forwarded message from the Rhode Island Firearms Owners League.

 

 

All Gun Bills Slated For Passage!

 

Once again progressives are trying to bully leadership into ramming through their ENTIRE anti-gun agenda. That’s right, ALL THE BILLS! 

 

Progressives have threatened to vote the state budget down if leadership does not move every bill for a floor vote. It’s time to email AND call your local senators and reps.

 

Tell legislators they’re expected to support real school safety reforms rather than using a tragedy as cover for stripping our rights. Tell them to take a stand on the progressives’ budget stunt. Any legislator who votes for the budget is facilitating the passage of these gun bills. Vote NO on the bills and NO on the budget! 

 

Let them know you oppose:

 

• A ban on so-called assault weapons

• Restrictions on magazines holding more than 10 rounds. 

• Raising the age of all firearms purchases to 21 years of age

• Mandatory storage of firearms

• Banning of long arms in public

• Voting on a budget that facilitates the passage of gun bills

 

(Cut and paste these bullet points into your email.)

 

Use the tool below to find your legislators and text of the bills. More details soon. 

 

https://rifol.org/current.php

 

 

 

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*** Legislative Alert ***

 

As you all know, a psychopath went on a rampage yesterday in Texas.

 

Make no mistake about it. You, and I are being blamed for this.

 

As you read this, there is a strong push on Smith Hill to punish all of us for the actions of 

another.

 

Our inept, feckless poor excuse for a governor, as of this morning, has already called for draconian restrictions to be levied against us.

 

There is no denying that what happened in Texas was a tragedy, and a disgusting act of cowardice.

The question is, are you going to allow the radical left to blame it on you?

 

If you're silent, the answer is yes.

 

The legislation session is coming to a close in the next few weeks.

Now is not the time to remain silent.

 

Contact every member of the general assembly, by whatever means possible.

Make it abundantly clear that you will not allow them to exploit this tragedy in order to push their personal political agenda.

 

Do not let up.

Remain vigilant, remain resolved, and remain a free member of society.

 

The laws they are looking to pass will make you a felon overnight.

 

Are you ready for that?

 

I'm not, and I urge everyone one of you to make sure that the elected officials know that

 

Don't Delay.

There's no time to waste.

 

Thank You

Paul

Political Action.

 

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 Hearings Scheduled.

 ** Legislative Alert ***

 

We're in a dangerous time right now when it comes to this legislative session.

 

All bills heard at our last two hearings have been held for further study. We all know that this doesn't mean that we won.

 

We didn't have a very strong presence at the State House this year, so it's more important than ever before that we keep the pressure on the legislature in order to be heard.

 

There's a bill, H7725, scheduled for a hearing tomorrow, 4-12-22, that would once expand the municipalities ability to dictate local ordinances. The death by 1000 paper cuts method is is exactly how they chip away at our rights a little bit at a time.

 

I urge everyone to make their voices heard. Call, and contact your representative and senator whatever way you can. Make sure that they know how you feel.

Silence is Consent when dealing with these issues.

 

It only takes a few minutes. Let them know. Be polite, but firm in your resolve.

 

Thank You All for your efforts

 

Paul

Political Action

 

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All hands on deck folks.!

 

Looks like anti-gun bills are riding a wave of shenanigans. Two hearings in two days. House 1pm this Wednesday and 3pm Thursday for the Senate. The senate will be hearing all bills while the house judiciary gymnastics have propelled the AWB and Mag confiscation bills as close as they've ever been to passing. All other bills will be heard on the house Wednesday. 

 

We need folks there BOTH days. Yes it sucks but the alternative is Rhode Island become the most regulated state in the country. Neither day is more important than the other. 

 

Event details below. Head to rifol.org and use the green button to find your local senator and rep. Call AND email them today!

 

Share the event and tag folks from your shops and clubs.

 

 Notice of Hearings. Senate And House

Wednesday, March 30, and Thursday, March 31.

 Copies of both email blasts below

 I urge everyone to read what's scheduled for next Thursday, and contact your Senator, as well as the Senate Judiciary Committee.

 Some of these bills are very good, but unfortunately, many are very bad and will turn the majority of gun owners in Rhode Island into Felons overnight. 

 If you haven't already, it's time to step up the pressure and make your voices heard.

 These are the Senate Bills. Remember, we're facing corresponding Bills in the House when those hearings are scheduled... which will happen soon, so be sure that your representative knows how you feel also.

 Call, Email, contact on social media.. do whatever you need to do to be heard. Oral and Written Testimony the night of the hearing is very effective. When we come together as one voice, the voice of the firearms community, we send a clear message. It's also the only way that we can stop bad legislation from being passed.

We've done it before, and Together, We CAN do it again.

 SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

NOTICE OF MEETING

 DATE: Thursday, March 31, 2022

TIME: 3:00 PM

PLACE: Room 313 - State House

 SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

 Senate Bill No. 2116

BY Archambault, Burke

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC3561/1}

(Authorizes the police authority making a background check of an applicant seeking to buy a

firearm, to invoice the seller of any pistol, revolver, shotgun or rifle, a twenty-five dollar ($25.00)

fee per non-disqualifying background check.)

01/25/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 Senate Bill No. 2218

BY de la Cruz, Rogers, Paolino, Lombardo, Ciccone, Raptakis

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE

GENERALLY - CAUSES OF ACTION {LC4034/1} (Provides for a cause of action against an

individual or entity that prohibits the possession of firearms on real property, except residences, by

an individual that is authorized and licensed to carry a firearm.)

02/08/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration


Senate Bill No. 2224

BY Miller, Coyne, Goodwin, Gallo, Euer, Quezada, Cano, Kallman, Felag, Sosnowski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ASSAULT WEAPONS

{LC3771/1} (Bans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons. Possession of assault

weapons owned on the effective date of this act would be "grandfathered" subject to certain

registration provisions.)

02/08/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2359

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, Paolino, Ciccone, E Morgan, Lombardo, Archambault

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4617/1}

(Prohibits the sale or possession of firearm silencers unless the person complies with federal law in

the sale, possession and use.)

02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2361

BY de la Cruz, Rogers, Paolino, Raptakis, F Lombardi, Ciccone, Lombardo, E Morgan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4591/1}

(Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry

with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2376

BY Rogers, E Morgan, de la Cruz

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS - ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS

{LC4620/1} (Exempts from "public records" availability, all those documents, evidence and records

of proceedings considered by the "relief from disqualifiers board and appellate courts" involving

request for relief from firearm prohibitions.)

02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2377

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, E Morgan, F Lombardi, Archambault, Ciccone, Lombardo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4616/1}

(Allows reciprocal concealed carry permits from out of state to be valid in Rhode Island, which is

either authorized by the attorney general or subject to other reciprocal restrictions.)

02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2378

BY Rogers, E Morgan, de la Cruz, F Lombardi, Ciccone, Lombardo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS {LC4615/1}

(Permits Rhode Island residents, twenty-one (21) years of age or older, to carry a concealed

handgun, without a permit.)

02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2388

BY Raptakis, F Lombardi, Lombardo, Sosnowski, Ciccone, Burke

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS {LC4504/1}

(Increases sentences for carrying a firearm when committing a crime of violence and for possessing

a stolen firearm and requires that a person convicted of these offenses serve a period of time in

which they would not be eligible for parole or probation.)

02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2393 

BY de la Cruz, Paolino, Raptakis, F Lombardi, Ciccone, Lombardo, E Morgan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4590/1}

(Allows a person over eighteen (18) to purchase, carry, conceal, possess, use or attempt to use a

stun gun for self defense. Additionally, establishes no duty to retreat when using a stun gun for self

defense of the person or a third party.)

02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2403 

BY Rogers, E Morgan, de la Cruz, F Lombardi, Archambault, Ciccone, Lombardo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4610/1}

(Allows an individual to lawfully possess a device that would silence the sound of a natural report

of a rifle or shotgun to hunt game, as long as the host rifle or shotgun is allowed.)

02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2507 

BY Burke, Coyne, Lombardo, Archambault

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC5202/1}

(Increases the number of minimum rounds fired from one hundred (100) to three hundred (300)

during the qualification and training of police officers.)

03/01/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2523 

BY de la Cruz, Rogers, Paolino, Ciccone, Lombardo, F Lombardi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4852/1}

(Defines taser and stun gun under § 11-47-2, provides any person over the age of 18 is permitted to

carry a taser without a license and use it in self-defense if they have a reasonable belief that they are

in imminent fear of bodily harm.)

03/01/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2540 

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, Paolino, Lombardo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE - BIRDS {LC4825/1} (Allows the

taking of any wild bird by using a crossbow in addition to the weapons spelled out in this section.)

03/01/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2541 

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, Paolino, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS -- ACCESS TO

PUBLIC RECORDS {LC4618/1} (Amends various laws related to firearms.)

03/01/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2542 

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, Paolino, Lombardo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- BAIL AND

RECOGNIZANCE {LC4827/1} (Requires that whenever a person is charged with possession of a

firearm with alteration of identification marks, the alteration would create a rebuttable presumption

that the person is a danger to the safety of the community.)

03/01/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2543 

BY Rogers, de la Cruz, Paolino, Lombardo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4826/1}

(Defines suitable person and establishes reasons for applying for carry permit, establishes what

information is required on applications, establishes appeal process if application denied and

provides that records are not public.)

03/01/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2628 

BY Anderson, Calkin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC5191/1}

(Permits the city of Warwick to prohibit the sale of firearms within five hundred feet (500 ft.) of any

school or daycare facility.)

03/10/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2637 

BY Goodwin, Miller, Coyne, DiMario, Lawson, Cano, Kallman, Murray, Quezada, Zurier

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4686/1}

(Increases the age from eighteen (18) to twenty-one (21) years for lawful sale of firearms or

ammunition. Exempts full-time law enforcement, state marshals and members of the U.S. military

from these prohibitions.)

03/10/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2653

BY Coyne, Goodwin, Miller, DiPalma, Felag, Quezada, Seveney, Euer, Lawson, DiMario

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- LARGE CAPACITY

FEEDING DEVICE BAN OF 2022 {LC5424/1} (Makes it a felony for an individual to possess any

semi-automatic firearm magazine which is capable of holding more than ten (10) rounds of

ammunition. Violations are punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment or a fine of up to $5,000.)

03/10/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2704

BY Coyne, Euer, Murray, DiPalma, Seveney, DiMario

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC3879/1}

(Permits only attorney general to issue concealed carry permits, repeals provisions allowing minors

to possess firearms, requires federal background check on all concealed carry applicants, repeals

right of carry permits for retired law enforcement.)

03/17/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2733

(Attorney General)

BY Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC5052/1}

(Disqualifies individuals with prior convictions for possession of a firearm without a license from

purchasing or possessing a firearm.)

03/24/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2734

BY Seveney, Coyne, DiMario, Zurier, Miller, Goodwin, Pearson, Gallo, Euer, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC3632/1}

(Felony to store firearms unlocked.)

03/24/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

This meeting will be streamed live online through Capitol TV

https://www.rilegislature.gov/CapTV/Pages/default.aspx.

Senate Legislative Office

Committee Clerk

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*** Legislative Alert ***

The House of Representatives have decided to hold their hearings on Wednesday, one day before the Senate.

 We have a busy week ahead of us.

 Thank You All 

Paul

 

Political Action

 HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

NOTICE OF MEETING

 DATE: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

TIME: 1:00 PM

PLACE: House Lounge - State House

 SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

 

House Bill No. 6616

BY Caldwell, McEntee, Batista, Knight, Cortvriend, Cassar, Amore, Craven, Fogarty, Ajello

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC3480/1}

(Same as 21H-6482 --Prohibits the sale or transfer of ammunition unless the purchaser successfully

undergoes a background check.)

01/06/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7196

BY Place, Roberts, Chippendale, Quattrocchi, Nardone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC3842/1}

(Amends the definition of firearms to include tasers, as well as define taser and stun gun.)

01/26/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7300

BY Caldwell, Kazarian, Craven, Knight, Slater, Kislak, Potter, Fogarty, Amore, Biah

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4273/1}

(Makes it a violation to store or leave a firearm unsecured and punishable by a fine of $3,000, if a

child is injured or killed as a result of firearm owner leaving firearm unsecured, owner shall be

guilty of felony and punished up to five years in jail.)

02/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7301

BY C Lima, S Lima, Vella-Wilkinson, Place, Noret

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4358/1}

(Permits any person 18 years of age or older to possess a stun gun and permits those persons with a

concealed carry permit can also carry a stun gun. Adds "tasers" to the definition of "firearm."

Creates appeal process for denial of permit to carry.)

02/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7302 

BY C Lima, S Lima, Vella-Wilkinson, Place, Noret

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4359/1}

(Provides that any person eighteen (18) years of age who is issued a license or permit may carry a

stun gun and provides for an appeal process for denial of an application for a license or permit.)

02/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7358 

BY Felix, Caldwell, Alzate, Morales, Potter, McNamara, Kazarian, Casimiro, Cassar, Shanley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS {LC4198/1}

(Defines rifle and shotgun as weapons and make it unlawful to possess a loaded rifle or shotgun in

public subject to various exceptions inclusive of hunting activity punishable upon conviction by

imprisonment up to 5 years or a fine up to $5,000.)

02/04/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7406 

BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Hawkins, Vella-Wilkinson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4563/1}

(Increases the number of minimum rounds fired from one hundred (100) to three hundred (300)

during the qualification and training of police officers.)

02/09/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7407 

BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Hawkins, Vella-Wilkinson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4565/1}

(Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms in both daylight and nighttime

conditions two (2) times per year and that correctional officers qualify every year instead of once

every two (2) years.)

02/09/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7408 

BY Noret, Hull, Baginski, Hawkins, Vella-Wilkinson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4564/1}

(Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms two (2) times per year instead of one

time annually.)

02/09/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7456 

BY Perez, Vella-Wilkinson, Quattrocchi, Solomon, Roberts, Place, Hull, J Lombardi, McLaughlin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4309/1}

(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.)

02/11/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7457 

BY Tanzi, Ranglin-Vassell, Cassar, Felix, McGaw, Donovan, Alzate, Giraldo, Kazarian, Kislak

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4437/1}

(Increases the age from eighteen (18) to twenty-one (21) years for lawful sale of firearms or

ammunition. Exempts full-time law enforcement, state marshals and members of the U.S. military

from these prohibitions.)

02/11/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7459 

BY O'Brien, Craven, Noret, Corvese, Solomon, Costantino, C Lima, Azzinaro, Vella-Wilkinson,

Hawkins

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- MAINTENANCE OF ORDER ON

CAMPUS {LC4707/1} (Mandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions

and includes campus police in the definition of "law enforcement officer" for the purposes of the

"Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights.")

02/11/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7569 

BY Cardillo, Phillips, Noret, Chippendale, Shanley, C Lima, Craven, Corvese, Solomon

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4864/1}

(Defines suitable person relative to possessing a firearm. An unsuitable person being defined as one

that is clear and present danger to themselves or others or anyone that is a member of a criminal

street gang as defined under § 12-19-39(a).)

02/18/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7570 

BY Chippendale, Cardillo, Place

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4798/1}

(Permits any person 21 years of age or older to carry a concealed firearm provided that they have

qualified in accordance with § 11-47-15 and has completed a hunter safety course.)

02/18/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7692 

BY Chippendale, Place, Nardone, Casey, C Lima

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- BAIL AND

RECOGNIZANCE {LC4799/1} (Requires that whenever a person is charged with possession of a

firearm with alteration of identification marks, the alteration would create a rebuttable presumption

that the person is a danger to the safety of the community.)

03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7696 

BY Chippendale, Place, Nardone, Casey, C Lima

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- BURGLARY AND

BREAKING AND ENTERING--INJURY OR DEATH-DEFENSE {LC4803/1} (Creates a

rebuttable presumption as a matter of law in any civil or criminal proceeding that the owner, tenant,

or occupier of any place where a violent crime has occurred from a duty to retreat.)

03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7703 

BY Cardillo, C Lima, Bennett, O'Brien, Craven, Perez

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- BURGLARY AND

BREAKING AND ENTERING {LC5301/1} (Authorizes a retail storeowner or their agent to use

reasonable force to defend the persons and property of the retail establishment. The owner or their

agent could use deadly force to respond to a crime of violence.)

03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7705 

(Dept. of Corrections)

BY Noret, Hull, Craven, Serpa, Vella-Wilkinson, Solomon, Cardillo, Shanley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4878/1}

(Requires correctional officers to qualify annually with the pistol or revolver rather than the

previous requirement of biennial qualification.)

03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7762 

BY Cardillo, Chippendale

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- DEER HUNTING {LC4912/1}

(Permits any person with a concealed carry permit to carry and possess their pistol or revolver while

deer hunting, provided that, the pistol or revolver is not used for deer hunting.)

03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7763

BY Place, Chippendale, Cardillo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4793/1}

(Defines suitable person and establishes reasons for applying for carry permit, establishes what

information is required on applications, establishes appeal process if application denied and

provides that records are not public.)

03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7764

(Attorney General)

BY Knight, McEntee, Caldwell, Cortvriend, Speakman, Donovan, Ranglin-Vassell, Kislak,

McGaw, Alzate

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC5019/1}

(Disqualifies individuals with prior convictions for possession of a firearm without a license from

purchasing or possessing a firearm.)

03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7806

BY Cardillo, Chippendale, Perez, O'Brien

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS -- EDUCATION

-- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS {LC4861/1} (Establishes school security committee

administer increased school security measures and an active shooter training program to increase

school security and permit exemptions for entering school property by anyone with a carry

concealed carry permit.)

03/03/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7889

BY Potter

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS {LC4828/1}

(Prohibits the operation of an outdoor gun range within one mile or closer of any kindergarten

through grade twelve (K-12) schools.)

03/04/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Bill No. 7891

BY Noret, Place

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC5428/1}

(Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry

with the licensing authority or attorney general.)

03/04/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/25/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

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