It is expected that Rhode Island’s Democratic governor, Dan McKee, would sign the bill into law, becoming him the state’s official gun-control official.
On Tuesday evening, a vote was held in the Rhode Island Senate in support of three pieces of gun control legislation. One of these bills, a contentious one that limits weapons to just 10 rounds per magazine, was one the bills that were passed. Proponents of the Second Amendment who were present in the gallery of the chamber voiced their opposition to this resolution by raising their voices.
According to what was reported by WLNE, some of the audience yelled, “Vote them out!” According to the source, the ruckus forced Senate President Dominick Ruggerio to order security to remove the gallery from the chamber. This action was taken because of the disruption.
A piece of the proposed legislation would make it illegal for individuals to openly carry shotguns and rifles in public spaces, while another piece of the proposed legislation would raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm or ammunition from 18 to 21. Both of these changes would be made in tandem with one another. Both of these suggestions are now at the stage of the legislative drafting process. According to the information provided by WLNE, these bills received approval by the Senate with a vote of 31-5.
A contentious proposal to limit magazine capacity in the state to ten rounds was reportedly narrowly accepted by the parliament with a vote of 21-11. The result was reported to have been close. Although the vote was close, the concept was finally accepted.
A piece of legislation is very close to becoming law, and there is only one more step that has to be taken.
Following what was described as an “immediate consideration” vote in the state Senate Judiciary Committee, which resulted in a score of 6-6, the magazine legislation was rushed through the chamber using a strategy known as “immediate consideration.”