Political Scene: AG Neronha lists the many frustrations in trying to reduce gun violence in R.I.

Political Scene: AG Neronha lists the many frustrations in trying to reduce gun violence in R.I.

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Katherine Gregg Journal Political Writer kathyprojo Feb 9, 2020 at 7:31 PM "Look," he says, we see this as an office — up close, every single homicide. It’s not just Westerly. It’s Providence and lots of places in between…. We see it. We see the magnitude of it. We have the murder list in the office and it’s too long." PROVIDENCE — Gabby Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who survived the bullet that seared "through and through” her brain during a 2011 shooting rampage, came to Rhode Island late last month with a hug, a smile and a question for the people she encountered at a fundraiser for the new Campaign for Gun Violence Prevention Rhode Island. "These are scary times. Racism. Sexism … Violence. It’s time to stand up for what’s right,” Giffords told the packed room. "We must do something. We must stop gun violence. Protect our children…. Make our country a safer place, a better place. "Do you have the courage to fight?” she asked. Among the many in the crowd at Hillary Levey Friedman’s East Side home that night to applaud what Giffords had to say: Gov. Gina Raimondo. Lt. Gov. Dan McKee. State Treasurer Seth Magaziner. Attorney General Peter Neronha. Congressman David Cicilline. Congressman Jim Langevin. Democrats all. No one voiced more frustration than Neronha at what he sees as the fault lines in state and federal law, and his inability to get an accurate count of the number of gun crimes in Rhode […]

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