Kellner: We can do better

Kellner: We can do better

Looks like this may be the first year that five important gun bills will be brought to the House and Senate floors in Rhode Island for a vote. If passed, these bills will limit magazine capacity to 10, prohibit guns on school grounds, prohibit straw purchases of guns, ban military-style weapons, and require safe firearms storage.

With COVID crippling our economy and decimating social contact, gun violence has increased nationwide. Gun deaths have doubled in R.I. this year over last year. Our nation’s flags are flown at half mast so often it is hard to place which mass shooting is being mourned. We can do better as a community, as a state, and as a nation by enacting these common sense measures. You can help by urging your senator and representative to support and vote for passage of these bills for a safer and saner society.

Ellen Kellner

Glocester