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Mon Jun 14, 2021, 07:23 AM

Rhode Island elected leaders favor AG's package of gun safety legislation

The Campaign for Gun Violence Prevention Rhode Island (CGVPRI) held a rally outside the Rhode Island State House on Tuesday that was attended by Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, Attorney General Peter Neronha, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea.

Speakers included Representative Justine Caldwell (Democrat, District 30, East Greenwich) and Senator Gayle Goldin (Democrat, District 3, Providence), who have long been advocates for gun safety legislation. All the speakers called on Senate and House leadership to pass the Attorney Generalís package of gun safety legislation before the legislative session ends for the year. The legislation is supported by more than half of the members of each chamber.

Notably absent were Speaker of the House Joseph Shekarchi (Democrat, District 23, Warwick) and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio (Democrat, District 4, Providence), the two elected leaders with the power to bring the bills to the floor for passage.

The event was held on the north side of the State House, and there was sparse opposition to the rally. Two members of the public opposed to the new gun laws watched quietly nearby, and Representative Justin Price (Republican, District 39, Richmond, Exeter, Hopkinton) positioned himself so that the press could be sure that he did not approve of the proposed legislation.

Read more: https://upriseri.com/ri-electeds-gun-safety-legislation/

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