Sign now to support the Rhode Island Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2019, barring the sale and possession of miltiary-style assault weapons with more than 10 round capacity. Exceptions apply for law enforcement and military personnel.
To: Governor Gina Raimondo, House Speaker Mattiello, House Majority Leader Shekarchi, House Judiciary Chairman Craven; Senate President Ruggiero, Senate Majority Leader McCaffrey, Senate Judiciary Chairwoman Lynch-Prata
Regulate Military-Style Assault Weapons
Military-style assault weapons, like the AR-15, are made for one purpose – to kill as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.
Thousands of Americans are killed or injured EVERY YEAR in mass shootings that almost always include a semi-automatic weapon. Some infamous examples include:
11 killed, 6 injured at Pittsburgh, PA synagogue - October 2018
10 killed, 13 injured at Santa FE, TX high school - May 2018
17 killed, 17 injured at Parkland, FL high school - February 2018
26 killed, 20 injured at Sutherland Springs, TX church - November 2017
59 killed, 500+ injured at Las Vegas, NV music festival - October 2017
49 dead, 53 injured at Orlando, TX nightclub - June 2016
4 dead, 14 injured at Hesston, KS workplace - February 2016
10 dead, 8 wounded at Roseburg, OR community college - October 2015
14 killed, 22 injured at San Bernardino office party - December 2015
12 killed, 70 injured at Aurora, CO movie theater - July 2012
26 killed, 2 injured at Sandy Hook, CT elemenary school - December 2012
Rhode Islanders have had enough - let's regulate the sale and possession of these weapons to make our communities and schools safer.
Please do your part to ensure that this bill makes it to the floors of both the House and the Senate for a vote in 2019.
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