Monti: Anti-gun legislation would make me a potential criminal

Monti: Anti-gun legislation would make me a potential criminal

With my wife and two daughters we’ve made our home in Lincoln for over 18 years. We are an outdoors family, boating and fishing in Lincoln Woods, target shooting and pheasant hunting as members of Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club. I don’t subscribe to any political agenda, don’t belong to any political advocacy groups. I’m an information security professional, husband and father. Evidently I am also a future felon. Oh yes – with no more than a handful of parking tickets to my name, I will potentially become a criminal through the recent slate of anti-gun legislation that disingenuously postures as “common sense” gun laws. Carry my pheasant gun in public preparing for a day’s hunt, five years in prison with a $5,000 fine (S0147). Unpack my rifle at the range for target shooting with my family, three years in prison with a $2,500 fine. (S0415) – oh wait, correction, I can grandfather the rifle as long as I register it in contradiction to RI Law 11-47-41 prohibiting firearms registration. But the good news is my daughter and I can still spend time together, albeit in jail, as the ammunition she acquired for our day at the range is in violation of H5970 as though 18 and eligible to purchase ammunition, she now needs to be 21. You see I’ve read these bills; not the talking points of the political advocacy groups. And I assure you there is no common sense, no correlation to reducing crime. These bills […]

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