Lawmakers to hear several gun bills, including assault weapons ban

This is a photo of assault rifles. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island lawmakers will be hearing several bills on gun control Monday.

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on more than two dozen gun legislations, including a bill introduced by Gov. Dan McKee that would ban the sale of assault rifles in Rhode Island.

Last year, a similar bill was introduced to ban assault rifles, but it was never brought to the floor for a vote. However, several gun reforms were passed, including a ban on large-capacity magazines.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear these bills Tuesday.

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