New Rhode Island ‘Ghost Gun’ Ban Carries Up to 10 Yrs in Prison

Lawmakers in Rhode Island's Democrat-controlled General Assembly have approved a strict ban on a variety of often hobbyist-built homemade guns. The post New Rhode Island ‘Ghost Gun’ Ban Carries Up to 10 Yrs in Prison appeared first on Guns.com.

New Rhode Island ‘Ghost Gun’ Ban Carries Up to 10 Yrs in Prison

Rhode Island gun owners with unserialized firearms could catch a decade in state prison under a new bill speeding to Gov. Raimondo. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Lawmakers in Rhode Island’s Democrat-controlled General Assembly have approved a strict ban on a variety of often hobbyist-built homemade guns.

The anti-gun measure, 2020-S 2004B/2020-H 7102Aaa, prohibits anyone from “manufacturing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, possessing, or having under his or her control” any firearm that doesn’t have a serial number or is made almost exclusively of plastics or through a 3-D printing process. The bill passed the Rhode Island House of Representatives 61-8 last week after an earlier passage by the state Senate.

“Ghost guns, 3-D printed guns, and undetectable plastic guns can easily facilitate criminal activity because they totally bypass the safeguards that protect the public,” said state Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne, D-32, a sponsor of the measure. “Our state laws should be very clear that possessing, creating, or selling them is a criminal act, and we should be doing everything we can to keep these dangerous weapons from proliferating here.”

The legislation includes a punishment for violations of up to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines and was backed by groups including the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence and Rhode Island Moms Demand Action.

The proposal was objected to by a smattering of pro-gun lawmakers in the General Assembly– of the 113 seats in the state legislature, just 14 are held by Republicans– as well as Second Amendment groups.

“This legislation will do nothing to enhance public safety and instead​ relies on fear and ominous monikers to advance an anti-gun narrative,” noted the NRA in an earlier statement, observing that during testimony to lawmakers on the bill, “law enforcement officials admitted that these types of firearms are rarely used.”

The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Gina Raimondo, a Democrat who has signed numerous gun control measures into law while implementing others via executive order rather than legislative authority. Once she approves the latest proposal, the bill will be enforceable 30 days after it becomes law.

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Sightmark Releases New Solar Powered Mini Red Dot

Sightmark announced the arrival of a new red dot that runs off a single CR2032 battery with an option for solar power should the battery die during use. The post Sightmark Releases New Solar Powered Mini Red Dot appeared first on Guns.com.

Sightmark Releases New Solar Powered Mini Red Dot

The Element Mini Solar Red Dot is powered by one battery but is backed up with solar cells for extra juice in the field. (Photo: Sightmark)

Sightmark announced the arrival of a new red dot that runs off a single CR2032 battery with an option for solar power should the battery die during use.

The Element Mini Solar Red Dot is a 1x28mm compact sight with a 3-MOA red dot. Should the unit’s battery run out of juice, the Element’s Dual Power technology kicks in and allows the device to continue running via solar power. With solar cells sitting on top of the optic, the red dot is said to work in almost any environment on “everything from MSR platforms to tactical shotguns,” according to Sightmark.

Element Mini Solar Red Dot

The Element Mini Solar Red Dot features some bells and whistles to entice shooters. (Photo: Sightmark)

Element Mini Solar Red Dot

Sightmark says the red dot can be mounted on AR-style rifles as well as tactical shotguns. (Photo: Sightmark)

The Element Mini Solar offers an absolute co-witness mount with adjustable height and adjustment caps that act as tools to allow for windage/elevation adjustments. The optic also features manual digital switch brightness controls, though it is equipped with an auto-brightness system known as the Eclipse Light Management System. The system configures the reticle’s brightness based on ambient light.

The Element Mini Solar red dot features a low Picatinny mount and comes with Sightmark’s Lifetime Warranty. The optic is priced at $239.

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