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Rhode Island Anti-Gun Measure to be Voted on Soon!

Friday, March 17, 2006

The House Judiciary Committee members could vote on H 7114, sponsored by Representative Edith Ajello (D-3), at any time.  This proposal would make it illegal to buy, sell, or transfer more than one handgun in a 30-day period, and sets up a centralized handgun registry with the State Police.  Similar laws have been tried in other states, failing miserably in reducing crime. 

In fact, South Carolina’s law was such a failure that lawmakers have since repealed it! 

Licensed dealers are already required to report multiple handgun purchases to federal, state, and local law enforcement, and Rhode Island already has a one-week waiting period on all firearm purchases, and all purchasers must undergo a criminal background check.  This legislation is a senseless attack on law-abiding gun owners. 

Please contact your Representative TODAY and urge him or her to oppose H 7114! 

You can call (401) 222-2466 and ask to be connected to your legislator, or you may visit the Rhode Island General Assembly web page at: www.rilin.state.ri.us/ for additional contact information.

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