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.


Yellow  indicates support  by the RI 2nd Amendment Coalition

Red indicates Opposition by the RI 2nd Amendment Coalition


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

TIME: Rise of the House

PLACE: Room 101


SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

 
(* For *) Bill No.7034 O'Brien, Craven, Millea, Amore, Corvese

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- MAINTENANCE OF ORDER ON CAMPUS -- SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT {LC3493/1} (Mandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions and includes campus police in the definition of "law enforcement officer" for the purposes of the "Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights.") 01/09/2020


(* Against *) Bill No.7263 Caldwell, Knight, McEntee, Williams, Craven


ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC3539/1}(Bans possession, sale and transfer of assault weapons which are not properly registered.) 01/23/2020

(* Against *) House Bill No.7264 Caldwell, Knight, Craven, Tobon, McKiernan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS {LC3640/1} (Bans large capacity feeding devices for use in firearms.)01/23/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary 03/06/2020

(* Against *) House Bill No.7327 Tanzi, Speakman, Cassar, Ranglin-Vassell, Ajello

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC3402/1}(Increases the age from eighteen to twenty-one years for lawful possession, sale, or transfer of firearms or ammunition. Full-time law enforcement, state marshals and member of U.S. military would be exempt from these prohibitions.)01/29/2020

(* Against *) House Bill No.7472 Ranglin-Vassell, Lyle, Lombardi, Hull, Donovan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC3303/1}(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.)02/06/2020

(* Against *) House Bill No.7591 Canario, Jacquard, Noret, Johnston, Edwards

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS {LC4687/1}(Allows law enforcement officers to utilize mufflers, silencers, or other devices for muffling sound of firearm while acting within scope of official duties while training as tactical teams and under supervision of police chief, colonel of state police.)02/13/2020

(* For *) Bill No.7595 Casey, Chippendale, Corvese, Lima, Filippi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT --DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL {LC4465/1} (Requires attorney general to issue report of all charges involving a firearm, and if said charges were disposed for that calendar year. Included in report details of firearm.) 02/13/2020

(* Against *) House Bill No.7633 (Attorney General/Governor) Johnston

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4692/1}(Prohibits obtaining a firearm on behalf of another person if that person is prohibited from possessing a firearm, and would increase the penalties for a second and subsequent purchase of firearms by use of false information.) 02/14/2020

(* Against *) House Bill No.7715 (Governor/Attorney General) Diaz, Kazarian, Barros, McEntee, Ajello

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4690/1}(Prohibits the possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehicles.) 02/26/2020

(* Against *) House Bill No.7716 (Governor/Attorney General) Diaz, Caldwell, Barros, Almeida, Ajello

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4689/1}(Defines rifle and shotgun and makes it unlawful to possess a loaded rifle or shotgun in public subject to various exceptions.) 02/26/2020

(* Against *) House Bill No.7720 (Governor/Attorney General) Caldwell, Knight, Williams, Blazejewski, Lyle

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4691/1}(Requires firearms to be stored securely when not in use and enhances penalties for failure to store firearms in a secure manner.)02/26/2020

(* For *) House Bill No.7741 Noret, Vella-Wilkinson, Corvese, Place, Hawkins

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4612/1}(Create an appeal process in which an applicant for a concealed firearms permit or firearms transfer could appeal to the agency which denied the permit.) 02/26/2020

(* For *) House Bill No.7752 Filippi, Roberts, Chippendale, Quattrocchi, Price

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS {LC4598/1}(Permits the open and concealed carrying of weapons by certain persons in the act of evacuating the area pursuant to an order of the governor or local authority under chapter 15 of title 30.) 02/26/2020

(* For *) House Bill No.7756 Place, Quattrocchi, Chippendale, Roberts, Filippi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4945/1}(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.)02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary. 03/06/2020

(* For *) House Bill No.7909 Lima, Mattiello, Noret, Solomon, Quattrocchi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC5131/1}(Provides that any person eighteen (18) years of age who is issued a license may carry a stun gun. It also adds "tasers" to the definition of "firearm." and provides for an appeal process for denial of an application for a permit.) 02/26/2020

(* For *) House Bill No.7911 Roberts, Place, Quattrocchi, Chippendale, Price

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDUREGENERALLY - CAUSES OF ACTION {LC5154/1} (Provides for a cause of action against an individual or entity that prohibits the possession of firearms on real property by an individual that is authorized and licensed to carry a firearm.) 02/26/2020

(* Against *) House Bill No.7928 Williams, Millea

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES-WEAPONS {LC4180/1}(Requires person selling firearm to require purchaser execute a medical release form for release of medical records relating to addiction to controlled substance, alcoholism and/or mental health illness for a period of 5 years preceding application.) 02/26/2020

(* For *) House Bill No.7957 (Dept. of Corrections) Canario, Bennett, Casey, Solomon, Johnston

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS {LC4357/1}(Includes the chief inspector and inspector as those exempt from carrying a firearm without a permit and defines them as peace officers.) 03/04/2020

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!


For more information about the Coalition and how you can help,
​please send us an email at
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"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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Official NRA Affiliate for the State of Rhode Island


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








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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.


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House:


NATHAN W BIAH
Democrat
REP 03
Providence
DANIEL P MCKIERNAN
Democrat
REP 07Providence
JOHN J LOMBARDI
Democrat
REP 08
Providence
CARLOS CEDENO
Democrat
REP 12
Providence
RAMON A PEREZ
Democrat
REP 13
Johnston, Providence
CHRISTOPHER T MILLEA
Democrat
REP 16
Cranston
JOSEPH MCNAMARA
Democrat
REP 19
Cranston, Warwick
PATRICIA A SERPA
Democrat
REP 27
Coventry, Warwick, W Warwick
GINA M GIRAMMA
Democrat
REP 34
Narragansett, S. Kingstown
SPENCER E DICKINSON
Democrat
REP 35
South Kingston
BRIAN PATRICK KENNEDY
Democrat
REP 38
Hopkinton, Westerly
RAYMOND H JOHNSTON JRDemocrat
REP 61
Pawtucket
JOSE R SERODIO
Democrat
REP 64
East Providence
JOHN G EDWARDS V
Democrat
REP 71
Portsmouth, Tiverton
HENRY F LOMBARDI JR
Democrat
REP 74
Jamestown, Middletown




Senate:


DOMINICK J RUGGERIO
Democrat
SEN 04Providence, N Providence
JO-ANN RYAN
Democrat
SEN 05Providence
JOHN P BURKEDemocrat
SEN 09West Warwick
ROBERT H MORRIS JRDemocrat
SEN 15Pawtucket, N. Providence
STEPHEN R ARCHAMBAULT
Democrat
SEN 22Smithfield, N. Providence, Johnston
MICHAEL J MCCAFFREY
Democrat
SEN 29Warwick
MARK P MCKENNEY
Democrat
SEN 30​​Warwick
STEVE MEROLLA
Democrat
SEN 31Cranston, Warwick
VIRGINIA S SOSNOWSKI
Democrat
SEN 37New Shoreham, S. Kingstown

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 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


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If you are a registered Republican or an Independent in the following towns, please support the following candidates:


SCOTT M ZAMBARANORepublican
SEN 31Cranston, Warwick


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2nd Amendment Coalition

Rhode Island








It is CRITICAL that you vote in the Primary Election on September 8th, 2020, if you do not want your gun rights to erode even further.  The candidates below are not necessarily Pro gun, but it just as important to vote against their Progressive opponents who are the driving force for more gun control in Rhode Island.  The turnout in primaries is generally small and many races are decided by a handful of votes.  Make sure YOUR vote counts by supporting the candidates below!

If you are a registered Democrat or an Independent in the following towns, please support the following candidates:

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!

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