From the Providence Journal:
House GOP Leader Brian Newberry is urging the manufacturers of Colt and Beretta firearms to relocate “from hostile territory” to “a place that wants them”: Rhode Island.
On a statement issued Monday morning, Newberry, R-North Smithfield, said: “Colt operates from West Hartford, CT, a state that has just enacted some of the most rigid gun regulations in the U.S. Beretta, of Accokeek, MD, has said it would look elsewhere if more restrictive gun legislation was passed in Maryland.
And today from the Providence Journal:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Governor Chafee and state leaders revealed a package of gun control bills Tuesday that would ban semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, increase penalties and close loopholes on gun crimes, and take steps to include mental-health records in background checks.
Rhode Island currently has among the toughest gun laws in the nation, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. For one, the state requires background checks on all firearm purchases.
Bans on magazines, rifles, ownership, carry, etc.
It’s like inviting in a brewery and then going full Carry Nation on them in order to destroy the fiend intemperance.