Leaders of RI town of Exeter face recall vote over stance on concealed gun permits

  • Article by: DAVID KLEPPER , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 8, 2013 - 11:05 AM

EXETER, R.I. — This sleepy town of 6,000 doesn't have a police department, and the only firearm violence tends to be directed at deer. Its biggest controversies usually stem from the local animal shelter or noise from the town pub.

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jarlmnDec. 8, 1312:19 PM

These recalls are no big-deal. Those pusillanimous politicians who would blithely trample on constitutional rights should earn a tar-and-feathering, at the least.

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capsule2Dec. 8, 13 4:49 PM

So getting a permit could take alittle more effort but when it comes to voting, the NRA doesn't care if it takes alittle more effort.

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northeastjimDec. 9, 13 6:44 AM

Minneapolis area readers might be interested to know that that ANY attempt whatsoever to react to the deaths of children by guns, not only in Newtown CT, but anywhere, leads to hammering by the NRA types. Recently a council member in Swampscott MA asked the question "Are current gun laws enforceable?" and he was viciously attacked by NRA types from all across the country. Exeter RI and Swampscott MA are both towns of about 6,000 people. Public officials attempted miniscule steps to control guns. And here we are...a fellow from Massachusetts writing to a Minneapolis paper about events in a small Rhode Island town. It's time for parents and grandparents to stand up to the gun manufacturers and NRA. Our children are more important than those fearful folks who think that they have to carry a concealed weapon.

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