Skip to comments.Rhode Island Democrat pushes draconian “assault weapon” ban
Posted on 02/28/2014 10:36:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Gun-grabbing Democrat Representative Joseph S. Almeida introduced deceptively titled Safe Firearms Act (H 7583) yesterday to the Rhode Island General Assembly yesterday.
The citizen control law (PDF) is more restrictive than controversial laws in New York and Connecticut in some respects. It bans the purchase of so-defined assault weapons immediately upon enactment, and requires registration of all firearms that meet the definition.
The bill, referred to the House Judiciary Committee, targets selective-fire and semi-automatic rifles, shotguns, and pistols, both rimfire and centerfire, and adds a constructive possession clause that would deem any otherwise compliant firearm an assault weapon if the owner also owned:
A part or combination of parts designed or intended to convert a firearm into an assault weapon, as defined in this section, or any combination of parts from which an assault weapon, as defined in this section, may be rapidly assembled if those parts are in the possession or under the control of the same person
In other words, if you managed to find a firearm that was not covered under the law either by name or list of cosmetic features (pistol grip or thumbhole stock, folding or telescopic stock, forward pistol grip, flash hider, centerfire rifle with a fixed magazine of more than ten rounds, total length of less than 30 inches, etc) and bought an otherwise legal attachment, the firearm would be deemed an assault weapon, whether they were attached or not.
The bill would also affect any semiautomatic pistol with a threaded barrel, regardless of caliber or configuration.
H 7583 requires the registration of all so-defined assault weapons, which includes:
a description of the firearm that identifies it uniquely, including all identification marks, the full name, address, date of birth and thumbprint of the owner, and any other information as the department may deem appropriate. [my emphasis]
The compiled list can be turned over to both law enforcement and the director of the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals (BHDDH).
The bill severely restricts the transport and possession of where the assault weapon may be transported.
The bill graciously exempts law enforcement and manufacturers who sell their guns out of state. Rep. Almeida wants the jobs and tax revenue of gun companies, he simply doesnt want employees to be able to own what they produce.
A previous attempt at an assault weapon ban in the state failed last year. Previous assault weapons bans in the United States at both the state and national level had not been shown to have any effect on criminal behavior, but does turn otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals for the mere possession of firearms they may have had for years prior to the law being enacted.
If the actions of citizens in Connecticut and New York to similar laws are any indication, most citizens with ignore the unconstitutional registration requirements, and tens of thousands will chose to become felons rather than comply.
Stupid people want to push things too far. As if there is going to be compliance.
Rhode Island. Sinking deeper into a marxist cesspool than ever thought possible.
Isn’t anyone going to fight this clown? And tell him to give the Navahoes back their jewelry.
The entire NE is shot!
The gun ban is for the protection of thier a##es.
“As if there is going to be compliance. “
The objective is not compliance. The objective is to make gun owners prosecutable. The Connecticut law made an estimated 350k residents liable to a $5000 fine and a mandatory year in jail. Now, we can put you in jail or you can just sign over your house. You agree or you go to jail. Your choice.
I guess he don’t want whites to be protected if teens of his race start threatening them. :-)
Just a little hint for those effected. Read, in it’s entirety, your states Constitution. And then find some manhood.
You left out some other options. Like it or not, we’re getting there as a nation. When contempt for the law becomes the norm, contempt for those enforcing it will not be far behind. Unfortunately, the LEOs are in a no-win situation, too. Someone needs to take the State Government to the woodshed for stupidly creating such a situation.
Natalie Foster on the mainstream medias obsession with crazed killers
February 27, 2014
The political commentary segments from the NRA are masterfully done.
This one from Natalie Foster is very good.
One line early on that caught my ear: I can name five mass murderers off the top of my head but I couldnt name five of their victims if I tried.
The media becomes complicit in the next tragedy, she said.
She asks why the surviving Boston terrorist bomber rated a cover photo on Rolling Stone magazine.
She notes that we are rewarding these killers with the immortality that they are seeking.
Thats why, here at Guns Save Life, we will not publish the names of spree killers. Were reluctant to publish their likeness unless its to ridicule them.
Watch the video. Its good.
Good, but long reply to Leftist liberal Idaho College professor regarding campus carry.
March 1, 2014
Idaho Uni Prof butthurt about Campus Carry.
So Professor Hampikian pen an opinion piece picked up by the NYT full of See How Cool I Write And Make Fun If Rednecks expressing his passive-agressive opposition to an Idaho bill that would allow Campus Carry.Lets check it out
My comments in bold.
When May I Shoot a Student?
By GREG HAMPIKIAN FEB. 27, 2014
TO the chief counsel of the Idaho State Legislature:
Read at: http://gunfreezone.net/wordpress/
RI representatives (sic) may want wait a while and see how things shake out next door. Vanderboegh (dang, will I EVER spell it right?) just published a list of Conn. representatives who voted for that state’s law. The list includes their home addresses. They are demanding (and getting?) police protection.
Gee, did CCL holders get police protection when THEIR names were published in the “news” paper?
Rhode Island is a long ways away from the southwest.