Rhode Island Gov. Signs Bill Giving Residents 6 Months to Surrender ‘High-Capacity’ Mags

Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee (D) signed legislation this week banning ammunition magazines that hold more than ten rounds and giving current owners of said magazines six months to surrender them.

The Providence Journal reports that current owners of “high-capacity” magazines also have the option to modify them so they hold ten or fewer rounds, or “transfer them to people in states where they are legal.”

McKee also signed H.7457, which raises the legal age for gun purchases from 18 to 21 and raises the legal age for purchasing ammunition to 21 as well.

The NRA-ILA warned about H. 7457 when it was put forward, “[It] increases the age from 18 to 21 for the purchase of firearms and ammunition, rendering self-defense for an entire class of legal adults impossible. The 9th Circuit Court recently struck down a similar state law on the West Coast.”

Jeff Goyette owns a gun store in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and ABC 6 reports that he reacted to the magazine ban by pointing to dangers associated with trying to alter magazines to make them compliant.

Goyette said, “You have to make sure that each procedure that you do to any magazine is only going to accept the ten rounds. If you push [the spring] hard enough and it accepts 11 rounds, you’re a felon.”

He fears other gun store owners may not have all their magazines ready in six months and their lives will come crashing down: “All of a sudden, now my livelihood and my life has just been destroyed, because I had a 30-round magazine that I didn’t know I had. I don’t think they’re thinking about what they’re doing,”


5 thoughts on “Rhode Island Gov. Signs Bill Giving Residents 6 Months to Surrender ‘High-Capacity’ Mags

    1. Oh, they sure did. Banned any box mag over 10 rounds (including pistols), and made ARs of any type illegal, unless it is other-compliant and registered. How many people actually got rid of their ARs and 15/20/30 round mags? Not too many. The state may be blue AF, but not everyone here is retarded.

  1. Hahhhahhahahhhahaha ,, nice try ,, or we will ..you will what ? come and get them ? lets see you try it , I wonder if they really know what the word “surrender means?”…because they gonna

    any fool believe this crap and hand in a dam thing , they deserve to lose the right , and be on a list of cowards

    what should happen, is this stuffed suit gets arrested for violation of his oath and fomenting distain for his political position , a traitor at best

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