3-D and ghost guns bill nearing passage
STATE HOUSE – The Senate today made technical amendments to the House version of legislation to outlaw 3-D printed firearms, ghost guns and other untraceable or undetectable firearms in Rhode Island. The bill will now go back to the House for final approval before it can be sent to the governor’s desk.
The House Judiciary Committee made the same amendments to the Senate version of the bill yesterday, and scheduled it for a vote before the full House of Representatives tomorrow. It will then return to the Senate for final approval before it can be sent to the governor.
The legislation (2020-S 2004B, 2020-H 7102Aaa), sponsored by Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol, East Providence) and Rep. Patrica A. Serpa (D-Dist. 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick), would make it unlawful in Rhode Island for anyone to manufacture, sell, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, possess, or have under his or her control any firearm that is made from plastic, fiberglass or through a 3-D printing process; or a ghost gun — one that lacks a serial number under the requirements of the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968; or one that would be undetectable by a metal detector after removal of all parts other than a major component, or whose major component would not generate an accurate image if subjected to the type of screening equipment used at airports and public buildings. The bill sets a punishment for violations at up to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines, and is enforceable 30 days after it becomes law.
For more information, contact:
Meredyth R. Whitty, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903