2 Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in Rhode Island
Submitted by NRA on May 14, 2012
Senate Bill 2573, sponsored by state Senators Harold Metts (D-6), Rhoda Perry (D-3), Juan Pichardo (D-2), Paul Jabour (D-5) and Elizabeth Crowley (D-16), is a dramatic departure from current law and completely overturns state pre-emption of firearms. This bill would allow anti-gun localities to impose whatever gun control measures they desire, and strip the state of its ability to regulate firearms. This dangerous and sweeping bill needs to be defeated.
Senate Bill 2582, sponsored by state Senators Paul Jabour, Juan Pichardo, Harold Metts, Maryellen Goodwin (D-1) and Elizabeth Crowley, could threaten youth shooters and hunters with criminal prosecution. S.2582 is the Senate version of H.7605 and H.7881, which have already been heard in the House Judiciary Committee. Last week, the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold H.7881 for further consideration. Advertised as anti-crime/anti-gang bills, these bills would have serious implications for youth shooters.
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