Posted May 18, 2018 8:30 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

The state of Rhode Island might not be a very large state by any stretch of the imagination, but they are still a state. That means they get to make their own laws, even if those laws are completely stupid. For example, they’re looking at passing one that, while not unique, will accomplish absolutely nothing.

It seems the state is one step closer to passing some gun control bills.

Bills banning rapid-fire bump stocks and giving police the power to disarm people who show “red flag” signs of potential violence are speeding toward becoming law after passing the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

The legislation, coming in response to gun massacres in Las Vegas and Parkland, Florida, moved quickly and unanimously through the committee Thursday afternoon after drawing hours of impassioned, late-night testimony from opposing gun-rights and gun-control advocates earlier this spring.

The Senate’s red-flag language now mirrors what the House passed more than a month ago, including amendments to the original legislation that limit the ability to file red-flag orders to police, raise the burden of proof to keep someone’s guns longer than a year and give the subject the right to appeal to get their firearms back.

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Source:: Bearing Arms

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