ARLENE VIOLET - R.I. gun control legislation plugs holes

ARLENE VIOLET - R.I. gun control legislation plugs holes

Last week Gov. Lincoln Chafee and some legislative leaders proposed gun legislation to plug the holes in existing laws. Chief among the provisions are the requirement for background checks for the commercial sale of firearms, bans on semiautomatic assault weapons with specific features, as well as gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The legislation is common sense, although there is bound to be a lot of obfuscation about how these measures impede gun owners' rights.


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