|April 7, 2013, 10:16 AM||#1|
Join Date: March 10, 2001
RI AWB coming, please help!
This Tuesday our esteemed Governor Lincoln Chafee along with the RI State Police Hose and Senate president and AG Peter Kilmartin will be proposing several anti gun pieces of legislation. In it will be some form of AWB, and mag limit which is going to rival CT and NY. We desperately need help to defeat this. I have been talking to some people that will be leading the fight. We need to defeat this in the Judiciary committees, if it hits the floor for a vote it will pass.
I'm sure Washington will be calling these reps to push their anti gun agenda. Could you please e-mail the reps here and let them know how you feel. Please let them know RI already has some of the "strongest" gun laws in the country, and if this passes you will do whatever possible to help unseat them(send money to opponents etc).
The list can be found here RI State website
Representative Edith H. Ajello Chairperson email@example.com
Representative Joseph S. Almeida firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Christopher R. Blazejewski email@example.com
Representative Dennis M. Canario firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Doreen Marie Costa email@example.com
Representative Robert E. Craven, Sr. Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative John J. DeSimone Vice Chairperson email@example.com
Representative Donald J. Lally Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Charlene Lima email@example.com
Representative Michael J. Marcello firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Peter F. Martin Secretary email@example.com
Representative K. Joseph Shekarchi firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Donna M. Walsh email@example.com
Senator Stephen R. Archambault firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator William J. Conley, Jr. email@example.com
Senator Dawson Tucker Hodgson firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Paul V. Jabour Vice Chairperson email@example.com
Senator Frank S. Lombardi firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Erin P. Lynch Secretary email@example.com
Senator Michael J. McCaffrey Chairperson firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Harold M. Metts email@example.com
Senator Donna M. Nesselbush firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Leonidas P. Raptakis email@example.com
Last edited by Spats McGee; April 7, 2013 at 10:46 AM. Reason: Fixing link
|April 7, 2013, 10:45 AM||#2|
Join Date: July 28, 2010
First of all, good luck to RI. I'm sorry to see that it's joining the Great Race to the Bottom of 2013.
Second, can you point give us a link or two to the various bill(s) at issue? That would help us know exactly what's going on.
I'm a lawyer, but I'm not your lawyer. If you need some honest-to-goodness legal advice, go buy some.
|April 7, 2013, 12:03 PM||#3|
Join Date: July 13, 2011
Location: MD *gah*
Let me second Spats' wish - good luck to you, and all residents of RI. As one of the most recent victims of the delusional Blue-State hysteria, I can tell you the politics is nasty (see my post on an example from MD here ).
Even if the worst happens and the bill passes and gets signed, there are still options, though. The courts are one, of course, but they take so long and the outcome is so fraught with uncertainty I wouldn't expect anyone to pick that as the preferred method. But if I'm not mistaken, you should be able to petition a referendum for a statewide vote.
I'm not sure about RI, but currently in MD all that is required is 31,349 signatures (out of a population in excess of 5.8 million). We're organized enough here to make that pretty easily, I believe... and then it would get on the 2014 ballot, and the implementation of the law would be postponed until then at the least. Getting that extra year alone will be worth it, and we might be able to do well enough with the voter turnout (w/ the delay to let the furor diminish still more, and apathy on the anti's side, and a much more active turnout for us) to actually win.
Of course, a legislative victory IS preferable. But however it goes, never give up the fight.
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