RI lawmakers set for final vote Thursday on legislation prohibiting straw purchases of firearms

PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – State lawmakers are expected to take a final vote in the House and Senate Thursday on new legislation that would prohibit straw purchases of firearms.

Committees in the senate and house approved the legislation earlier this week sending it to both the House and Senate floors for final votes.

The legislation would ban anyone from buying a gun for a person and then transferring it over to someone who legally can’t own one.

Rhode Island lawmakers have already passed legislation this session banning guns from school property, except for school resource officers, retired law enforcement, and those providing security for schools.

A final vote on these bills is set for Thursday.

If the legislation passes in both the Senate and House it will then go to Gov. Dan McKee’s desk.

Categories: News, Politics, Providence, Rhode Island