2015: S670 - Alteration of marks on a firearm

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2015: S670 - Alteration of marks on a firearm

Postby newportri » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:28 am

This act would include orange or otherwise brightly colored plugs, or tips inserted into the barrel of any firearm within the definition of "mark of identification" for those persons who change, alter, remove, or obliterate any mark of identification on a firearm.

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0670.pdf
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Re: 2015: S670 - Alteration of marks on a firearm

Postby RImike » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:45 pm

newportri wrote:
This act would include orange or otherwise brightly colored plugs, or tips inserted into the barrel of any firearm within the definition of "mark of identification" for those persons who change, alter, remove, or obliterate any mark of identification on a firearm.

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0670.pdf

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Re: 2015: S670 - Alteration of marks on a firearm

Postby newportri » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:05 pm

Maybe it is a big problem in Providence that criminals remove the orange plug on airsoft guns and rob banks with them since they look so realistic...
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Re: 2015: S670 - Alteration of marks on a firearm

Postby RImike » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:07 pm

newportri wrote:Maybe it is a big problem in Providence that criminals remove the orange plug on airsoft guns and rob banks with them since they look so realistic...

Or add them to real firearms to create a false illusion? The stupid is high with this bill........
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Re: 2015: S670 - Alteration of marks on a firearm

Postby demjones » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:25 pm

I don't have a reference handy, but I recall reading about gang members in either California or Chicago altering their firearms to make them appear like toys. Take that with a grain of salt until you find a good reference, but I do recall reading about it in a fairly reliable source. That said, here in RI this bill is a "solution" in search of a problem. The derp is indeed strong.
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Re: 2015: S670 - Alteration of marks on a firearm

Postby Uncle Duke » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:19 am

Just the opposite happened in Cleveland last November when Tamir Rice painted over the orange cap on an Airsoft gun. Cleveland Police rolled up on him and shot him dead. Several robberies have occurred in NE Ohio in which perps painted over the orange caps on toy guns to make them look real. I haven't heard of anyone that had painted orange on their guns, but nothing would surprise me.

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Re: 2015: S670 - Alteration of marks on a firearm

Postby SirSqueeboo » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:16 pm

newportri wrote:Maybe it is a big problem in Providence that criminals remove the orange plug on airsoft guns and rob banks with them since they look so realistic...


If that's the case, then they are defining a toy airsoft rifle as a firearm. I wonder how long until you'll need a blue card to buy one.
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Re: 2015: S670 - Alteration of marks on a firearm

Postby RImike » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:43 pm

SirSqueeboo wrote:
newportri wrote:Maybe it is a big problem in Providence that criminals remove the orange plug on airsoft guns and rob banks with them since they look so realistic...


If that's the case, then they are defining a toy airsoft rifle as a firearm. I wonder how long until you'll need a blue card to buy one.

A "firearm" is defined in 11-47-2:
(3) "Firearm" includes any machine gun, pistol, rifle, air rifle, air pistol, "blank gun," "BB gun," or other instrument from which steel or metal projectiles are propelled, or which may readily be converted to expel a projectile, except crossbows, recurve, compound, or longbows, and except instruments propelling projectiles which are designed or normally used for a primary purpose other than as a weapon. The frame or receiver of the weapon shall be construed as a firearm under the provisions of this section.
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Re: 2015: S670 - Alteration of marks on a firearm

Postby newportri » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:49 am

Airsoft pistols shoots non metal projectiles so they are not considered a firearm. However, Newport has a town ordinance that says you can't shoot any gun even if it is a plastic projectile.
In Newport it's also illegal to walk with a loaded speargun in public.. I guess someone was shot by one....
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