Raimondo, Neronha call for ‘common-sense’ gun safety reforms

Raimondo, Neronha call for ‘common-sense’ gun safety reforms

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Advocates for both stricter gun control and Second Amendment rights filled the State Room at the Rhode Island State House on Thursday as Gov. Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Peter Neronha announced a legislative package aimed at reducing gun violence. “These bills, and more to come, will save lives. We know that,” Raimondo said. Raimondo conceded that gun control is a complicated issue but said while some progress has been made, more needs to be done to keep our streets and our schools safe. She and Neronha introduced four new bills and affirmed their support for another four that have already been introduced by state lawmakers. The four new bills seek to: Prevent people with concealed carry permits from bringing weapons onto school grounds Require that all firearms be stored safely Prohibit loaded rifles and shotguns from being carried within or outside a vehicle on public roads Make straw purchases a crime (buying a firearm for someone who’s not allowed to purchase or possess one themselves) “We’re one of only three or four states that allows concealed-carry weapons in schools,” Raimondo said. “Every parent should know that right now, in their children’s schools, someone could walk in with a concealed-carry weapon. That’s not safe.” “I don’t want them to lose their lives because we’re afraid to make the tough decisions that will keep them safe,” Neronha said. Opponents like the Rhode Island Second Amendment Coalition’s Frank Saccoccio believe the bills would do more harm than […]

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