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RI: Democrat Lawmaker Pushes to End Law-Abiding Citizens, Off-Duty Cops Being Armed on Campus
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Rhode Island State Representative Edith Ajello (D-Providence) is pushing a bill to repeal the state’s current law that allows civilians with concealed carry permits and off-duty police officers to carry firearms on school campuses for self-defense.

Ajello did not cite crimes that have arisen in Rhode Island because of concealed permit holders or off-duty officers with guns, but she did point to the 1999 Columbine attack and the 2012 attack on Sandy Hook. It is interesting to note that both of these incidents happened in gun-free zones, where law-abiding citizens were disarmed in the same way that Ajello wants Rhode Islanders to be disarmed in her state.
 

Comment by: Millwright66 (4/17/2015)
I wonder if this proposal is universal ? That is, does it extend to the political element as well ? I'm sure RI's criminal elements will enjoy knowing LEOs attending courses for professional improvement will be disarmed. And the nut bars and/or terrorists will feel ever so much safer with the same knowledge .
 

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