Ocean State gun owners got a reprieve this session as the Legislature recessed its regular 2023 session without a significant gun bill passing. After passing a magazine ban last year, anti-gun politicians were more determined than ever to pass a semi-auto “assault weapon” ban this year.
One of the other bad bills being pushed by gun grabbers was a bill to require mandatory storage. Neither bill advanced as the final gavel dropped this week. In the wake of last year’s Bruen decision, courts across the country have been flooded with Second Amendment challenges to these type of anti-gun laws passed by anti-gun states. Despite the good news in Providence this week, we fully expect that the gun control zealots will be back again next session.
Thank you to all the NRA members who contacted their legislators and made trips to the Statehouse. Please continue to follow these NRA-ILA alerts for the latest information.
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