RI 2nd Amendment Coalition is named the 
Official NRA Affiliate for the State of Rhode Island


​NRA selects the Rhode Island 2nd Amendment Coalition
as the new State Association!








​​Click here for NRA Article on the RI 2nd Amendment Coalition


The Rhode Island 2nd Amendment Coalition wants to thank the entire 2nd Amendment community for contributing to the efforts to stop the encroachment on our 2nd Amendment rights. The outstanding efforts of so many individuals behind the leadership of Michael O'Neil and Frank Saccoccio have made a serious impact on the ability of all Rhode Islanders to enjoy the freedoms protected by our state and federal constitution. Our success over the past 2 years has not gone unnoticed! The National Rifle Association has recognized our outstanding success and thrown their full weight and support behind our efforts, and the efforts of all the dedicated Rhode Islanders who have been fight along side of each other to defend our liberties. This victory is yours as well as it is ours.


NRA Welcome Letter

Donations

We are graciously accepting donations to help support the cause of protecting our 2nd Amendment Rights.


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Issues

Information is power, and this website will help you find the appropriate information to help you in your defense of the 2nd Amendment.

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The RI 2nd Amendment Coalition

The Coalition has been created as a means for Sporting Clubs and Associations, along with Gun Stores and other Sporting Goods Retailers to work together with everyday citizens on the important work being done to preserve our 2nd Amendment Rights which are currently under attack in the Rhode Island General Assembly. We are an inclusive group who welcomes all parties interested in the fight to preserve our 2nd Amendment rights.  Browse our website and learn about the issues, and how you can help!


The Rhode Island 2nd Amendment Coalition
Is proud to introduce and welcome our

​Official Training Professional


Christian Pullano


Christian is a Certified NRA Training Counselor - the highest training certification offered by the National Rifle Association and has decades of firearms training experience


Click here, or on the TRAINING tab at the top of the page to learn more

!!!! ATTENTION !!!!

NRA
GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS ARE IN


Click the link below and learn where the candidates in your district
stand on the 2nd Amendment


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For more information about the Coalition and how you can help,
​please send us an email at
info@ri2nd.org

"The beauty of  the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."

-Thomas Jefferson

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TEXT MESSAGE ALERT SYSTEM

A New TEXT-MESSAGE ALERT SYSTEM has been created to alert members of the 2nd Amendment Community when legislation is slated for hearings or votes in the Committees or in the Senate or House. Your private information is 100% confidential and you will receive NOTHING but legislative alerts - this is a SPAM FREE service offered to all so that we will be ready to fight against the Weiner/Bloomberg funded Anti-2nd Amendment Fanatics.


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Rhode Island 2nd Amendment Coalition
Has Released the 2018 Voter's Guide
Please open and review this vital voter's guide to see which candidates are willing to
​stand up and protect your 2nd Amendment rights!

Click HERE for Guide

Membership

To join the Rhode Island 2nd Amendment Coalition, print the application and mail to the address listed.


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NRA State Association

Current 2nd Amendment Bills in the General Assembly


The bills listed below are the current set of firearms related legislation proposals. Check back periodically for updates and be sure to sign up for the RI 2nd Amendment Coalition Email Updates to stay informed up to the minute with news and information.


H-1234 - Green indicates support or neutrality by the RI 2nd Amendment Coalition

H-1234 - Red indicates Opposition by the RI 2nd Amendment Coalition

H-1234- Blue indicates Caution by the RI 2nd Amendment Coalition


NOTE: Bills that begin with letter "H" are House bills, and the letter "S" are Senate bills


Description of All Pending Firearm Related Legislation (2019)


House of Representatives


H-5021 - (Diaz, Slater, Tobon, Blazejewski, Maldonado)
Criminalizes possession of a firearm by a minor, except when the minor is engaged in certain activities and when accompanied by a parent, guardian, or qualified adult.

H-5022 - (Diaz, Slater, Tobon, Blazejewski, Maldonado)
Makes it unlawful for any person to carry a rifle or shotgun in any vehicle or conveyance or on or about their person whether visible or concealed subject to certain exceptions.

H-5138 - (O'Brien, Ucci, Amore, Millea, Craven)
Mandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions and would include campus police in the definition of "law enforcement officer" for the purposes of the "Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights."
 
H-5150 - (Governor – Abney)
BUDGET ARTICLE

Firearm and ammunition taxation

H-5151 - (Governor – Abney)
BUDGET ARTICLE
Firearm and ammunition taxation
 
H-5164 - (Costantino, Ucci, Almeida, Shekarchi)
Creates a firearm safety lock distribution program administered by the department of health. (de-facto gun owner registration)

H-5172 - (Marshall, Shekarchi, Almeida)
Raises the legal age to purchase or sell a rifle or shotgun from 18 years of age to 21 years of age and restricts permits to minors for sporting or training to age 21. 

H-5230 – (Bennett, Solomon, Edwards, Shanley, Chippendale)
Requires any person who sustains an injury to themselves or causes an injury to another with a firearm, or archery projectile while hunting or trapping to report the injury to the department of environmental management immediately. (SubA is not yet online)

H-5332 - (Ranglin-Vassell, Donovan, Amore, McEntee, Diaz)
Prohibits schools from offering employment incentives or bonuses to teachers on the condition that the teacher either is or becomes licensed to carry a weapon.

H-5404 – (Roberts, Quattrocchi, Filippi, Place, Lyle)
Exempts trigger locks and safes designed and manufactured for firearms storage from sales and use taxes.

H-5497 - (Filippi, Chippendale, Quattrocchi, Nardone, Place)
Permits the open and concealed carry of weapons by any person in the act of evacuating the area pursuant to an order of the governor or local authority under chapter 15 of title 30.

H-5675 - (Lima, Costantino, Chippendale, Roberts, Casey)
Expedites a victim of domestic abuse eligibility for and receipt of unemployment benefits by removing the waiting period and other impediments.

H-5703 - (Attorney General - McKiernan, Almeida, Williams, Blazejewski, Johnston)
Defines the term "ghost gun" and bans the manufacture, sale purchase or possession of a machine gun, a ghost gun or an undetectable firearm.

H-5723 - (Place, Nardone, Price, Roberts, Chippendale)
Amends the definition of firearms to include taser. Permits any person over the age of eighteen (18) to possess a stun gun. Enacts the review and appeal process of applying for a license to carry with the licensing authority or attorney general. 

H-5728 - (Tanzi, Donovan, Ranglin-Vassell, Ajello, Cassar)
Increases the age from eighteen to twenty-one years for lawful possession, sale, or transfer of firearms or ammunition. Full-time law enforcement, fire marshals and member of U.S. military would be exempt from these prohibitions.

H-5739 - (Governor/Attorney General - Caldwell, McEntee, Tanzi, Cassar, Kazarian)
Prohibits sale/possession of feeding device holding more then 10 ammunition rounds punishable by up to $5,000 fine or up to 5 years imprisonment with law enforcement/military personnel exceptions.

H-5740 - (Attorney General - Caldwell, Ackerman, Williams, McEntee, Craven)
Requires firearms to be stored securely when not in use and enhances penalties for failure to store firearms in a secure manner.

H-5741 - (Governor/Attorney General - Caldwell, Almeida, Ruggiero, McEntee, Tanzi)
Bans possession, sale and transfer of assault weapons which are not property registered.

H-5747 - (Dept. of Corrections - Canario, Casey, Johnston, Jackson, Solomon)
Includes the chief inspector and inspector as those exempt from carrying a firearm without a permit and would define them as peace officers.

H-5752 - (Attorney General – Johnston)
Enhances penalties for failure to report lost or stolen firearms to the police department, and specify penalties for making a false report of lost or stolen firearms.

H-5754 - (Attorney General - Johnston, O'Brien, Canario)
Prohibits obtaining a firearm on behalf of another person if that person is prohibited from possessing a firearm. This act would also increase the penalties for purchases of firearms by use of false information.

H-5762 - (Governor/Attorney General - Diaz, Slater, Blazejewski, Craven, Mendez)
Prohibits firearms possession within 300 feet of school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons providing school security, firearms on private property and unloaded firearms in containers or locked car racks.

H-5767 - (Lima, Casey, Ucci, Solomon, Craven)
Authorizes the use of stunguns/tasers after issuance of permit from attorney general.

H-5768 – (Lima, Serpa, Ackerman, Marshall, Bennett)
Prohibits the purchase, sale, offer for sale or possession with intent to sell covered animal parts or products and provide for penalties

H-5786 - (Serpa, Ackerman)
Prohibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms.





Senate Bills


S-0084 - (Coyne, Lynch Prata, Miller, Conley, Seveney)
Prohibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.

S-0156 - (Coyne, Seveney, Euer, DiPalma, Conley)
Limits the issuance of pistol and revolver carry permits to the office of the attorney general.

S-0362 – (Paolino, Pearson, Lynch Prata)
Repeals § 11-12-1 of the general laws that prohibits engaging in a duel with a dangerous weapon. ("Blue Law" clean-up)

S-0464 - (Attorney General - Coyne, Goodwin, Sosnowski, Felag, Lynch Prata)
Defines the term "ghost gun" and bans the manufacture, sale purchase or possession of a machine gun, a ghost gun or an undetectable firearm.

S-0469 - (Attorney General - Goodwin, McCaffrey, Lynch Prata, Coyne, Valverde)
Enhances penalties for failure to report lost or stolen firearms to the police department, and specify penalties for making a false report of lost or stolen firearms.

S-0502 - (Attorney General - Seveney, Coyne, Valverde, DiPalma, Euer) 

Requires firearms to be stored securely when not in use and enhances penalties for failure to store firearms in a secure manner.