PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Dozens of advocates and lawmakers gathered outside the State House Tuesday afternoon to urge lawmakers to pass a series of gun safety bills.

The renewed push for gun safety legislation comes in the wake of the nation’s deadliest school shooting since 2012.

The bills being considered include one that would raise the legal gun-buying age from 18 to 21, and another that would make it a felony to store a firearm unlocked.

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Other bills on the table include banning the use of “high capacity magazines” and further restricting the sale and possession of assault weapons.

In a joint statement, R.I. House Speaker Joe Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio said they’re committed to passing “meaningful gun reform legislation” before the end of the session.

It’s not clear which gun bills will make it to a floor vote. Spokesperson Larry Berman said “everything is on the table.”

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The rally was held hours after Gov. Dan McKee ordered all schools statewide to conduct safety walkthroughs to assess potential emergency hazards. He has previously expressed his support for the gun safety legislation currently making its way through the General Assembly.

Brenda Jacob of the Rhode Island Revolver and Rifle Association tells 12 News that gun safety legislation isn’t the answer. Instead, she believes efforts should be focused on mental health and safety protocols in schools.