McKee signs two bills on gun laws

GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE signed two bills on Monday related to gun laws in the state. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed two bills into law Monday pertaining to guns in Rhode Island. The first, a bill banning “straw purchases” of firearms, will prohibit the purchase of a firearm on behalf of someone or selling or transferring a firearm to someone who is legally prohibited from possessing one. The bill…

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  1. So … nation-wide, how many school shootings have been committed by licensed concealed-carry permit holders, ever? ZERO. While the “Feds don’t prosecute often” argument makes some sense for duplicating existing law at the state level to grant our prosecutors more flexibility, the second law is pure infringement and makes our schools less safe, not more. There is a reason why the vast majority of mass shootings happen in “gun free zones” – the perpetrators are cowards who don’t want to encounter an armed citizen who might defend the helpless.