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Rhode Island Legislative Update

Friday, February 22, 2002

A hearing on H 6866 has been scheduled in the House Judiciary Committee for Thursday, February 27. The measure, introduced by Rep. David Cicilline (D-Providence), seeks to set up a "Gun Injuries Task Force," run by the R.I. Dept. of Health.

Language in H 6866 states that "the ongoing and systematic collection, analysis, and implementation of outcome-specific firearms injury data is essential to the planning, implementing and evaluation of sound public policy." This would give anti-gunners the ability to manipulate stacked statistics—rest assured no statistics regarding defensive uses of firearms are planned—to promote their gun-ban agenda.

Contact committee members immediately and urge them to oppose H 6866. For a list of committee members and their numbers, please call the Grassroots Division at (800) 392-8683.

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