Last Monday, your NRA testified against over a dozen dangerous gun control bills at a lengthy House Judiciary Committee hearing that stretched well into the evening. The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was scheduled to take place last Tuesday, however, due to the passing of a state Senator and a resolution being heard to honor her, that hearing was rescheduled for this Tuesday, April 25, at 4:00 p.m. Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and respectfully ask that they oppose any and all new gun control legislation.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear more than a dozen gun bills. While there are a handful of pro-gun bills, none of that legislation is expected to move. This dangerous list of gun control bills includes a semi-auto ban, one-gun-a-month, mandatory storage, and an effort to put gun shops in Rhode Island out of business.
You can view the agenda for Tuesday’s lengthy hearing here. In their minds, there is always another gun bill to pass, until they have completely banned firearms. This hasn’t been about public policy for a long time. They just passed a magazine ban last summer and cannot be bothered to wait around to see if it will work like they say it will. That is because we all know what the results will be: more infringements for law-abiding citizens, and the beat goes on for criminals. And yet, they are back to do more of the same.
Rhode Island already has some of the harshest gun control laws in the country. We certainly do not need any more. Please contact the committee members NOW and respectively request that they oppose any gun control legislation!
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org