February 23rd, 2013

Rhode Island: Registration and Gun Tax Bill Would Dismantle Gun Ownership in Rhode Island


Rhode Island

Associate Editor’s note: It is a full court press across the nation by the gun grabbers, all for the sake of “the children”. Obama’s, and his supporters in this gun grab scheme,  concern for the children is only rhetoric, as he recently signed an Executive Order exempting four nations from the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008.  The hypocrisy is offensive, in my opinion. The gun grabbers are not out to make us safe, they are merely trying to disarm us.

The article may be seen here.- Shorty Dawkins, Associate Editor

Legislation introduced in Providence last week represents one of the strongest attacks on the Second Amendment in Rhode Island in years.   House Bill 5573, sponsored by representatives Linda Finn (D-72), Edith Ajello (D-1), Maria Cimini (D-7), and Christopher Blazejewski (D-2), would require all firearms in the state of Rhode Island to be registered – both pistols and long guns.  Current law specifically prohibits the keeping of such a list, and this legislation would directly overturn that law.  Criminals do not use registered guns, and this bill would do nothing to address crime or public safety.  Registration is a dangerous and costly practice that has proven to be a failure in other states and countries.

The bill would also require fingerprinting, and incredibly, gun owners would be required to pay a $100 fee for each gun registration!  This amounts to a tax on a constitutional right.  And because registration schemes typically cost much more than proponents claim, those fees will undoubtedly increase significantly.  Failure to comply would result in a prison term up to 3 years and a fine up to $3,000.  HB 5573 also requires that sold guns be “equipped with a safety device designed to prevent the unintended discharge or discharge by unauthorized users.”  This vague requirement would put dangerous obstacles in the way of self-defense.

Under current law, if a NICS check fails to disqualify someone after 30 days, the transaction is approved.  HB 5573 would completely reverse that and block the sale.

This bill represents one of the most egregious assaults on the Second Amendment that we have seen in Rhode Island in years.  The bill has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee but has not been scheduled for a hearing.




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11 Responses to “Rhode Island: Registration and Gun Tax Bill Would Dismantle Gun Ownership in Rhode Island”

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    csaaphill Says:

    To arms now people dont wait for all this crap to become law.

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    Cal Says:

    @csaaphill

    An unconstitutional law is ‘null and void’. The Bill of Rights is unalienable. Just because Obama, Feinstein, etc scum say it is law, does not make it lawful. Can those who are assisting in the destruction of our nation deliberately, or are ignorant of their lawfully required and legally binding oath enforce them? Sure, but that action makes them criminals under our laws.

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    Darin Bowers Says:

    Dont fall for it RI, YOU DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHTS. These rights were given to you by God and are not to be “given away” or taken away by an man, including you. Tell them no, and have them prosecuted. Period.

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    Shorty Dawkins Says:

    Cal says:
    “An unconstitutional law is ‘null and void’. The Bill of Rights is unalienable. Just because Obama, Feinstein, etc scum say it is law, does not make it lawful. Can those who are assisting in the destruction of our nation deliberately, or are ignorant of their lawfully required and legally binding oath enforce them? Sure, but that action makes them criminals under our laws”

    Right you are, Cal. It is up to the States, the Counties, the towns and cities, and lastly the individuals to declare these laws unlawful and refuse to obey them. A tyrant can proclaim lots of things, but if the people say no, what he proclaims is meaningless.

    Shorty Dawkins

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    Mike in Virginia Says:

    What’s coming America? You really want the truth? I have recently heard that professional independent Truckers are going to no longer deliver ANY goods to Wal-Mart or SAM’s Club warehouses due to the Gun and magazine size bans. Electrical & Telecommunications workers are talking about killing the power grid and Communications systems across the country themselves to show the Government who is really in charge of America.

    Many different workers from many different important stations in life, seem pretty angry and upset that this is happening. Recently heard two cross country truckers saying they are not going to pickup loads of fruits and Vegetables out of Mexico now. These are not rumors, these are actual conversations on both CB and the Ham Radios across America.
    These people sound serious. They control commerce, food , electric power and all communications. This is a scary thought.

    But a understandable reaction to Obama but especially Diane Feinstein D-CA.
    They sound like they are pretty fed up with the entire mess in Washington,D.C.
    I’m just passing on information for everyone. I’m not offering an opinion on this one at all.
    I guess we’ll see what’s happening in the near future. But it would be cool to see a whole bunch of Mexican produce dumped on the side of the road by some pissed off trucker……….

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    Shorty Dawkins Says:

    Would anyone who has information concerning Mike in Virginia’s post preceding this one please contact me at MrShortyDawkins@gmail.com ? I’ve been asked to investigate this further. Thanks.

    Shorty (Angus) Dawkins
    Associate Editor

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    csaaphill Says:

    Well whatever baring any action Millions of people in this country are about to become felons. Which is probably the true agenda. Washington is trying and several other states are passing laws to make felons register just like sex offender go figure. Can’t get people to register their firearms, get them to violate some other law Unconstitutional or otherwise and then find them and confiscate thier guns when found. Then no more. Molon Labe is all I got to say.

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    csaaphill Says:

    Well whatever. barring any action millions of people are about to be felons. Washington state is passing a law that will require felons to register like sex offenders. Other states as well are doing this sort of tactic. Don’t follow what they say get a felony then have to register as one since they can’t get us to register our guns. Next thing is they come to investigate to make sure your not holding any guns boom confiscation. Molon Labe is all I got to say!

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    Sportster Says:

    In many states I have heard discussion of taxes or fees for guns and ammunition. That is really sick! Does anyone really believe that the criminals on the street are going to pay a fee or be taxed on the gun they buy that is void of a serial number! Added taxes and fees are nothing more that some over paid useless money grubbing poloticians way of getting money under the guise of making our children safer! Total BS

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    Darin Bowers Says:

    @ Sportster, thats absolutely right ! Taxes are just control, thievery and domination. Could you imagine living in a country where you actually owned the the property you lived on, the car you drove and were could eat whatever you wanted to…..even fresh milk from a cow ? That WAS America…. now you only “own” something as long as you pay taxes, you can only drive something as long as you pay the license tax, you can only eat what Monsanto grows and the government approves of, and you can only buy and sell of you agree to use their devalued, gutted, “federal” reserve note that was designed to do what it has done……. transformed our labor, into their wealth. -Darin Bowers

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