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Bigcountry02 01-05-2013 06:22 AM

The Providence City, R.I. Gun Ban
 
Heads Up!

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_news/providence/providence-city-council-wants-dangerous-guns-banned

Council wants dangerous guns banned
Providence resolution approved Thursday night
Updated: Friday, 04 Jan 2013, 12:43 PM EST
Published : Friday, 04 Jan 2013, 6:25 AM EST
By Dan Carpenter
Field reporting by Jennifer Mobilia

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - The Providence City council spent their first meeting of 2013 debating a gun control measure.

On Thursday night, the panel passed a resolution, that will ask the General Assembly to ban semi-automatic weapons statewide.

Council Majority Leader Seth Yurdin proposed the legislation, which comes in the wake of last month's tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

"They're designed for the battle field," Yurdin said of the weapons.

Yurdin says changes to gun laws are long overdue, and fellow councilor David Salvatore agreed.

"I'm proud to support this resolution," Salvatore said.

Others, like Councilor Nicholas Narducci, said the focus should be on violent video games instead of guns.

Councilor Luis Aponte also opposed the resolution, saying it would only impact those who bought their guns legally, and registered them.

The resolution passed by an 8-6 vote.

dog2000tj 01-05-2013 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigcountry02 (Post 1080598)
Heads Up!

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_news/providence/providence-city-council-wants-dangerous-guns-banned

Council wants dangerous guns banned
Providence resolution approved Thursday night
Updated: Friday, 04 Jan 2013, 12:43 PM EST
Published : Friday, 04 Jan 2013, 6:25 AM EST
By Dan Carpenter
Field reporting by Jennifer Mobilia

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - The Providence City council spent their first meeting of 2013 debating a gun control measure.

On Thursday night, the panel passed a resolution, that will ask the General Assembly to ban semi-automatic weapons statewide.

Council Majority Leader Seth Yurdin proposed the legislation, which comes in the wake of last month's tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

"They're designed for the battle field," Yurdin said of the weapons.

Yurdin says changes to gun laws are long overdue, and fellow councilor David Salvatore agreed.

"I'm proud to support this resolution," Salvatore said.

Others, like Councilor Nicholas Narducci, said the focus should be on violent video games instead of guns.

Councilor Luis Aponte also opposed the resolution, saying it would only impact those who bought their guns legally, and registered them.

The resolution passed by an 8-6 vote.

aside from him ... all the others should be dropped in the ocean with rocks tied around their necks! :cool:

SaynotoDemocrats 01-12-2013 10:33 PM

What happens if you already own a few semi-autos? I wonder if you're grandfathered.

SaynotoDemocrats 01-12-2013 10:35 PM

RI has lost 24,000 residents since 2004 due to lack of jobs, high taxes, political corruption, and the list goes on. NOW they want to vote for gay marriage and take away our guns!!! Thats the last straw! If that happens, I'll be the next to move to another state! Its totally not necessary!

1911love 01-12-2013 10:58 PM

Is this ban even legal?

Cshooter 01-14-2013 09:49 PM

While I unfortunately live in RI, I'm glad at least I don't live in Providence. However, I don't expect this to go anywhere soon. I read they hope to get it looked at in early 2014.

Overkill0084 01-14-2013 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1911love (Post 1090965)
Is this ban even legal?

IMHO that's subject to debate:

Quote:

11-47-58 Firearms – State Preemption.
The control of firearms, ammunition, or their component parts regarding their ownership, possession, transportation, carrying, transfer, sale, purchase, purchase delay, licensing, registration, and taxation rests solely with the state, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/rhodeisland.pdf

I doubt it. This could get interesting.

CourtJester 01-14-2013 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigcountry02
"They're designed for the battle field," Yurdin said of the weapons.

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WTF???
Isn't that what the 2nd amendment was written for??? For a state side battle field should the time come that it is needed???

charlesmar 01-14-2013 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CourtJester

WTF???
Isn't that what the 2nd amendment was written for??? For a state side battle field should the time come that it is needed???

What about assault nerf guns with high cap?

Gone_South 01-14-2013 10:33 PM

This link Cane posted contacts not only your federal reps but your state reps as well. Let them know how you feel.

http://www.ruger.com/micros/advocacy/takeAction.html


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