PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo has ceremonially signed laws prohibiting home abusers from possessing firearms.
The measure requires anybody topic to a home protecting order issued by a courtroom to give up weapons. The Basic Meeting handed it throughout a uncommon fall session.
The Democratic governor held a signing ceremony Monday on the state home. Lawmakers and advocates attended.
Raimondo says the laws will save lives. She says individuals who abuse their companions, spouses or youngsters merely shouldn’t have entry to a firearm.
Her workplace says Rhode Island joins 27 different states and Washington, D.C. in prohibiting home abusers from proudly owning firearms.
Raimondo signed the invoice earlier this month after it was transmitted to her and it took impact instantly.
It was sponsored by Democratic Rep. Teresa Tanzi and Democratic Sen. Harold Metts.