Last week, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed two pieces of gun reform legislation into law. The first bans bump stocks, devices which modify and allow semi-automatic weapons to transform into fully automatic guns. Such devices were used in the Las Vegas massacre of over 50 people in October, 2017. The second piece of legislation is a so called “Reg Flag Law”, which allows law enforcement, by petitioning the courts, to flag and remove firearms from high risk individuals who pose a significant risk or danger to themselves or others. Rhode Island is the ninth U.S. state to enact such a law.
RI Governor Signs Gun Control Laws, Tiverton Patch, June 1, 2018
Rhode Island Law – Chapter 005 – S 2292 SUBSTITUTE A – Enacted 6/01/2018 (Bump Stocks)
Rhode Island Law – Chapter 006 – S 2492 SUBSTITUTE A – Enacted 6/01/2018 (Red Flag Law)