Rhode Island S 464 - "Ghost Guns"

Rhode Island S 464

Defines the term "ghost gun" and bans the manufacture, sale purchase or possession of a machine gun, a ghost gun or an undetectable firearm.

by Cynthia Coyne (D)*Walter Felag Jr. (D)*Maryellen Goodwin (D)*Erin Lynch Prata (D)*Susan Sosnowski (D)*

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LEAP Forward Position:  Support

LEAP Forward Position: Support

Bill Summary


(e) No person shall manufacture, sell, purchase, or possess a machine gun except as
24 otherwise provided in this chapter. Every person violating the provision of this section shall, upon
25 conviction, be punished by imprisonment for not less than two (2) nor more than twenty (20)
26 years, or by a fine up to twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or both, and except for a first
27 conviction under this section shall not be afforded the provisions of suspension or deferment of
28 sentence, nor probation.
29 (f) No person shall manufacture, sell, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, possess, or have
30 under his or her control a ghost gun or an undetectable firearm. Any person convicted of violating
31 this subsection shall be punished by imprisonment of not more than ten (10) years, or by a fine up
32 to ten thousand dollars ($10,000), and except for a first conviction under this section shall not be
33 afforded the provisions of suspension or deferment of sentence, nor probation.