PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – -(AmmoLand.com)- On Monday, April 12th, the Rhode Island Senate Committee on Judiciary will host a virtual public hearing on 21 firearms related bills. Included in the docket are Senate Bill 508 and Senate Bill 517, two pieces of legislation introduced by Senator Gordon Rogers (R-21) that seek to repeal the prohibition on the ownership of firearm suppressors in Rhode Island. If enacted, SB 508 would also legalize the use of lawfully possessed suppressors while hunting.
Suppressors are currently legal to own in 42 states, 40 of which allow their use while hunting. The prohibition of firearm suppressors in Rhode Island is built on the misconception that suppressors can render the noise of a gunshot silent or inaudible. This could hardly be further from the truth as even the quietest suppressed gunshot is as loud as a jackhammer striking concrete. Suppressors are not a danger to society; rather, they are an effective tool that can help protect hearing.
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