WPRI Rhode Island is reporting on new criminal safety laws passed by the RI House.
With this bill, we are finally saying we will not tolerate these dangerious [to criminals] weapons,” Rep. Justine Caldwell continued. “our neighboring states have already prohibited
highstandard-capacity magazines, and we should join them in refusing to accept the risks they present to Rhode IslandersIsland [criminals].”
So she wants to ban boxes with springs in them because she is afraid. Ok.
The house rejected a number of amendments including all grandfathering clauses.
So if this bill passes a bunch of subjects in RI will suddenly have to get rid of their magazines or face charges if found in possession of standard capacity magazines.
Of course they have no problems violating the constitution.
Article I, § 22 of the Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations provides that “[t]he right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Article I, § 24 states that “[t]he enumeration of the foregoing rights [of the Constitution] shall not be construed to impair or deny others retained by the people. The rights guaranteed by this Constitution are not dependent on those guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.”