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Rhode Island: Concealed Carry Law Under Attack

Monday, June 3, 2013

Tomorrow afternoon, on June 4, House Bill 6160 is scheduled to be heard in the House Judiciary Committee upon “rise of the House.”  Sponsored by Representative Larry Valencia (D-39), House Bill 6160 would remove the town clerk and sergeant from the list of licensing officers for concealed carry permits.  This legislation would impact residents of small towns like Exeter, without a chief of police, and force gun owners to apply to the Attorney General for concealed carry permits.  Attorney General-issued permits can be “may issue” in practice.  This transfer of powers would effectively change the current “Shall-Issue” law to “May-Issue,” making it much more difficult for those who wish to exercise their constitutional rights to obtain a carry permit.  It is important that you contact the members of the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee as well as Rep. Valencia and respectfully urge them to oppose House Bill 6160. This legislation would set a dangerous precedent for letting towns circumvent Rhode Island’s concealed carry law, which could greatly impact your inherent right to self-defense as a citizen of the Ocean State. 

Representative Larry Valencia (D-39)

(401) 539-3420

larryvalencia13@gmail.com

 

House Judiciary Committee:

Representative Edith H. Ajello (D-3), Chairman

rep-ajello@rilin.state.ri.us

 

Representative John J. DeSimone (D-5), Vice Chairman

rep-desimone@rilin.state.ri.us

(401)454-1400

 

Representative Joseph S. Almeida (D-12)

rep-almeida@rilin.state.ri.us

(401)467-7033

  

Representative Christopher R. Blazejewski (D-2)

rep-blazejewski@rilin.state.ri.us

(401)484-8814

 

Representative Dennis M. Canario (D-71)

rep-canario@rilin.state.ri.us

(401) 683-4926

 

Representative Doreen Marie Costa (R-31)

rep-costa@rilin.state.ri.us

 (401)206-6891

 

Representative Robert E. Craven, Sr. (D-32)

rep-craven@rilin.state.ri.us

(401)294-2222

 

Representative Donald J. Lally Jr. (D-33)

rep-lally@rilin.state.ri.us

(401)792-9090

 

Representative Charlene Lima (D-14)

rep-lima@rilin.state.ri.us

(401)946-5707

  

Representative Michael J. Marcello (D-41)

rep-marcello@rilin.state.ri.us

(401)647-5905

  

Representative Peter F. Martin (D-75)

rep-martin@rilin.state.ri.us

(401)924-2404

    

Representative K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-23)

rep-shekarchi@rilin.state.ri.us

(401)827-0100

  

Representative Donna M. Walsh (D-36)

rep-walsh@rilin.state.ri.us

(401)364-6433

 

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