Now, that’s what some would call a hoax

Now, that’s what some would call a hoax

Gun Rights

To the Editor: Governor Raimondo and the Coalition Against Gun Violence are distressed that a few rural towns –including Exeter- have or might declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. They claim municipalities “do not get to cherry pick which laws to follow.” Does that extend to immigration laws, hmmm? Rhode Island General Law 11-47-11 states that municipal licensing authorities “shall issue upon application” a permit to carry a concealed handgun to anyone over 21 who has a permit issued by any other state. Yet it is well known that there are chiefs of police who refuse to accept an application to carry and others who demand that applicants submit to psychological tests not required by the law or charge more than the statutory fee for applying. I suspect the governor and Coalition are okay with cherry picking this law. The three highest priorities for the gun control crowd are: no guns within 300 feet of school grounds; an “assault weapon” ban; and a ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds. Recently, two seniors at a charter school in Colorado brought a gun to class and killed one brave student who rushed them and wounded eight others. I am sure this will fade from the front pages because the 18 year-old male and juvenile female used one handgun –not the dreaded “assault rifle”. In addition Colorado law prohibits anyone under 21 from purchasing a firearm. Where these two miscreants got their gun has not been revealed as I write this. […]

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