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Attention Second Amendment Supporters,
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT MESSAGE – There is a lot of misinformation on the internet over the New Executive Order – THIS IS NOT A MANDATORY 30 DAY WAITING PERIOD! It only allows the Police departments extra time, up to 30 days, to complete the background check.
Here is the breakdown:
Prior to the Ex.Order: R.I.G.L. §11-47-35. Sale of concealable weapons: No person shall deliver a pistol or revolver to a purchaser until seven (7) days shall have elapsed … (The seven day waiting period)
After the Ex.Order: 20-07 1. I hereby suspend the statutory time period within which police authorities must conduct background checks for concealable weapons and firearms. (The seven day mandatory waiting period is gone)
Time to perform Background and firearm release:
Ex.Order: 20-07 1. A police authority conducting the background investigation … shall have up to thirty (30) days … to complete the background investigation and notify the person selling the firearm whether the applicant is disqualified … and notify the purchaser whether his or her application is approved. (allowing up to 30 days)
Ex.Order: 20-07 2. Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 30-15-9(e)(8), no person shall deliver a firearm to a purchaser until the person has been notified by the police authority … that the purchaser is not disqualified under Rhode Island Law. If after the lapse of thirty (30) days … no disqualifying information has been received … he or she will deliver the firearm to the purchaser.
(Meaning pursuant to RIGL, the Governor, during a disaster may temporarily “Suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation … of firearms.” She changed/amended the law to allow extra time to transfer. Once a dealer has been notified of “No Disqualification”, the transfer can be immediately completed.)
Example. “Jim” goes and purchases a firearm on day one. On day 8, the police say Jim is ok, transfer the firearm. The store may, that day, transfer the firearm to Jim. *The firearm dealer does NOT have to wait for 30 days!
Example. “Jim” goes and purchases a firearm on day one. On day 14, due to the paperwork delay, the police say Jim is ok, transfer the firearm. The store may, that day, transfer the firearm to Jim.
*The firearm dealer does NOT have to wait for 30 days!
IMPORTANT – This is by Executive Order and is valid for only 30 days. This order will expire by its own terms on April 19, 2020 unless she extends it by another written executive order. It is only a temporary order. The Governor does NOT have authority to modify RIGL permanently.
Remember please be courteous and respectful to the Firearm Store employees, they are also dealing with excessive paperwork and delays. Be safe and God Bless America.
Proudly at your service;
She has a fugging hard on with "assault weapons" and "high capacity magazines" like all other anti gun Dems do, but her power is only temporary and IDK if she could make an order that temporarily bans the sale of those items when there's no law on the books in RI that bans them.I'm surprised she's not trying to usurp more power over firearm law but there is still time left in the state of emergency, or for her, absolute power
There would have to be good reason for her to extend this order. If hundreds or thousands of more people than normal rush to buy guns next month, then it's not fair, NOR CONSTITUTIONAL that some people are going to be forced to wait 30 days to take possession of their property because the state and the local police have failed to create a system that processes background checks in a timely manner.Raimondo issues executive order extending firearm background check from 7 days to 30
What are the odds that she extends the order past April 19th?
I agree and I do not see Queen Riamondo undoing the 30 day wait period until the state of emergency is lifted, which likely isn't going to happen until late Summer at the earliest.I wouldn't be surprised if this becomes permanent
The reason you aren't being heard is the VAST majority of the RI public doesn't know or care anything about firearms, other than only gang members and cops have them. There just aren't that many gun owners in this pathetic state. As far as they are concerned, your wait time could be 30 years.I've spent the last two days emailing local radio hosts and trying to call in and get on air. They're all way too focused on police enforcement of wearing masks in public,
Yep, it's just a straight up burden on your right to purchase a firearm. But nothing's going to change, except for the worse. (see above).It's all a bunch of BS when there is already a federal background check being done in concurrence with the local background check and last I checked the overwhelming majority of states do not have a state/local background check.
The hosts on WPRO are not anti gun people, at least not when it comes to the governor making decrees like she has been the past few weeks. I don't give a crap what the people in RI think about guns, but one thing that they would probably agree on is that you can't allow one person to start changing laws without any debate because that's dictatorship.The reason you aren't being heard is the VAST majority of the RI public doesn't know or care anything about firearms, other than only gang members and cops have them. There just aren't that many gun owners in this pathetic state. As far as they are concerned, your wait time could be 30 years.