Advocates continue to push for stricter gun laws

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Advocates continue to push for stricter gun laws

Postby newportri » Fri May 20, 2016 4:04 pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — Members of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence dressed in orange for a State House rally Thursday as they continue to push lawmakers to act on proposals for stricter gun laws.

"The people are for it. Everyone involved at the schools are for it. The NRA is against it," said RICAGV President Jerry Belair
In an extensive report, the group polled 400 voters. The numbers they found include 92 percent of voters who want laws to restrict possession of guns by domestic violence offenders, 82 percent want to further limit concealed guns in schools, and 75 percent are in favor of limiting bullets in a magazine to only 10 rounds.


"Rhode Islanders want to see common sense gun control," said Rep. Aaron Regunberg, who is a supporter of the new proposals.

Not all lawmakers feel that the current gun laws need to be changed, however.

"It's not a matter of controlling the legal firearms in the state because the legal owners of firearms aren't the ones perpetrating crimes," said Rep. Mike Chippendale.

Chippendale, of Foster, owns guns and is a member of the National Rifle Association. He said the focus needs to be on firearms enforcement rather than adding new laws.

"A robust, criminal justice system for people who illegally use firearms is something that we all support," he added.

Supporters of new legislation said there's too much talking and no action. The bills have been discussed for three years with no vote. The longer it goes, the more deadly the consequences can be.

"It had a deadly consequence just a couple of days ago in Portsmouth, didn't it?" Belair said.

But the debate rages on.

"I should point the irony out that we just had a shooting in Portsmouth where a woman, who was a victim of domestic violence, used a firearm to stop her attacker," Chippendale said.

http://turnto10.com/news/local/advocates-continue-to-push-for-stricter-gun-laws

So they polled 400 people with their own question, of course it will be favorable to them. I doubt most of the people they polled read the bills and really understand the the issue..
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Re: Advocates continue to push for stricter gun laws

Postby rijohng » Fri May 20, 2016 5:32 pm

And which 400 voters? Or how about the fact that there were 753,307 voters registered for the presidential primary. They polled 400 people. That's 0.053% of registered voters. Can any thinking person even accept as valid any conclusions made by such a poll?
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Re: Advocates continue to push for stricter gun laws

Postby newportri » Fri May 20, 2016 6:38 pm

There is also a big difference asking:
1. Do you think Domestic Abusers should have guns?
and
2. Do you think someone who has a verbal argument (this is how vaguely DV are defined in RI laws) and is overheard by their neighbors should give up all their firearms (worth thousands of dollars) and the Constitutional Right to own firearms without ANY due process and never get them back?

I think we all know which of the questions they asked...

You would think that maybe the article would post the questions..
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