News and Politics
Timeline of events leading to a 132% increase in FBI background checks in one month for Rhode Island.
The Ocean State is not just stocking up on toilet paper and hand wipes :/
What it is and how it works.
RI Police Chiefs Association ask Gov. Raimondo to extend time to complete background checks.
Large capacity magazines turn killers into killing machines.
Representatives vote overwhelmingly to support a ban on untraceable and undetectable “ghost guns.”
Kicking off the rally with a poem was Jaychele Schenck, youth organizer and leader with Young Voices.
Gov. Raimondo and Attorney General Neronha announced four common-sense gun safety bills.
There is a House version of the bill awaiting a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee.
2A Sanctuary Resolutions final straw for Tiverton residents.
Mass shootings by people with serious mental illness represent less than 1% of all yearly gun-related homicides.
Blaming mental health is a convenient diversion for NRA and other corporate lobbyists.
A fun evening for dozens of gun safety reform advocates.
“directly measurable cost of gun violence in Rhode Island exceeds $95 million each year, with a direct annual cost to taxpayers of approximately $19 million.”
Standing Up for Students and Teachers at the State House
Federal and Supreme Court decisions have upheld restrictions on the right to bear arms.
After being voted down, Tiverton Town Council President Robert Coulter called for a special meeting on Monday, June 3rd to try again for passage.
Thanks to bill sponsors, Senator Coyne, Chairs Lynch-Prata, Miller and Conley, and Senator Seveney
The council will hold a special meeting on Monday, June 3 at 3pm to reconsider this resolution with a minor change in the language.
This resolution is intentionally designed to create division.
A sad reality for students, explained by Catherine Sawoski, president of High School Democrats RI.
We’ve put together a few facts to help our supporters where their town councils are proposing to cherry-pick which gun laws they will enforce.
Adults often bring concealed weapons to schools, even if weapons are prohibited by the school and by the law.
For the second time in almost exactly one year the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rejects Second Amendment protection for assault-style weapons and high capacity magazines.
Hearings were held on March 19, 2019 and there appears to be no intention to move these bills to the floor for debate and an up-or-down vote.
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