Skip to comments.RI assault weapons ban fizzles in General Assembly
Posted on 07/08/2013 11:58:58 AM PDT by neverdem
After the deadly school massacre in Newtown, Conn., top Rhode Island leaders gathered to recommend ways to crack down on gun violence. Topping the list were proposals to ban semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
The idea came from Gov. Lincoln Chafee, House Speaker Gordon Fox, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and had the backing of the mayors of Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls...
The bills that did pass attracted support from both sides and was pushed through nearly unanimously. Rep. Mike Chippendale, R-Foster, one of the leading opponents of the proposed ban on assault weapons, said he was pleased both sides were able to work together to create proposals that didn't infringe on gun owners' rights. He said the more ambitious gun control proposals wouldn't have stopped gun crime or prevented another massacre.
He singled out the legislation to study mental health records and background checks as an example of legislation that could one day prevent a shooting rampage like the one in Newtown...
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I support a ban on the use of the term “semi-automatic assault weapon”.
How about a semi-automatic revolver ban!!!????
Apparently whoever write this article at least knows that there's a difference between a magazine and a "clip", and 99.99% of the anti-gun media doesn't. If Obozo ever outlaws hi-capacity "clips" by executive order, and he probably will, my high capacity MAGAZINES will still be legal.
Actually all my guns and associated paraphernalia would still be perfectly legal under the Constitution, it would be Obozo's exec order that would be illegal.
“I’m impressed. Rats control RI big time. Chafee will run again as a rat.”
Me too. They got one right for a change.
Chafee getting re-elected, I think, is going to prove to be a problem for the rats. Even they realize what an absolute moron he is.
Aurora and Sandy Hook are the product of 40 years of failed mental health policies, namely deinstitutionalization. As a result, the crazies have heavily infiltrated our gene pool now. They’re an army of madness walking amongst us and disarming yourself really won’t keep you safe from their psychotic rage, it will just make you easier to kill.
I disagree. the bills that passed included expanded bkgrnd checks. If you have to pass a background check, then you need the government's permission. If you have to get permission it isn't a right any more it's a privilege. Background check legislation killed the right to keep and bear arms and substituted the privilege to keep and bear arms if the government wants you to.
“the bills that passed included expanded bkgrnd checks.”
They passed a bill to create a study group. Nothing got passed actually expanding anything.
Great idea, I'm all for it.
I also want to ban those deadly high-capacity single shot bolt action smooth bore full choke .22 caliber rimfre Tommy guns like Capone's boys used to shoot Mr. Valentine in Chicago last week.
Makes as much sense as banning law abiding people's guns in order to keep criminals who under current federal and state law can't legally possess guns from getting more guns they can't legally possess.
How about passing a law that makes it illegal for a legislator to vote for an unConstitutional gun law that would take away guns from law abiding people while Afro-American and Latino criminals use illegally acquired guns to transform large areas of every US city into virtually uninhabitable war zones?
Can I be prosecuted for using the terms "Afro-American" and "Latino" in a demeaning manner? Probably.
Maybe they should ban repeat offenders. Too radical an idea, eh?
Exactly right. And if I have to get a permit from Big Bro to hold a sign on a public right of way that expresses my belief that aborting an inconvenient live baby is tantamount to murdering an ailing senior citizen for that same purpose, my 1st Amendment rights are worth about the same as what I paid Free Republic to post this admittedly controversial opinion.
I apologize in advance to anyone who may be irritated by my use of a gun rights thread to mention the rapidly accumulating losses of our Constitutionally guaranteed liberties in general at this time of what I perceive as a rapidly expanding attack on traditional American moral and Christian values that will soon bring the US down to the level of the old USSR if we allow it to run it's full course.
Nice to know they are authorities on something they know nothing about. Govt education at it’s best
I once had fun with a leftist to support a ban on full auto muskets.