gun rights http://ripr.org en House Committee Approves Mental Health Gun Legislation http://ripr.org/post/house-committee-approves-mental-health-gun-legislation <p>The House Judiciary Committee voted to approve what may be some of the only gun legislation this session.</p><p>The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, is one of three federal databases that federally licensed gun sellers check before selling anyone a gun. &nbsp;</p><p>Right now the state does not submit any information to NICS. &nbsp;The bill voted on by the House Judiciary Committee would allow the state’s District Court to report to NICS anyone who has been deemed a danger to themselves or others after a mental health hearing.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:33:34 +0000 John Bender 34711 at http://ripr.org Exeter Town Councilors Hold On To Their Seats http://ripr.org/post/exeter-town-councilors-hold-their-seats <p>Four Exeter town councilors have easily survived a recall election spawned by critics of a plan to transfer control of concealed weapons permits from the town&nbsp; to the state.&nbsp; Unlike most towns, Exeter is so small it has no police department and councilors felt the town&nbsp; clerk didn’t have the resources needed to do the job properly. The results of the election plus reaction from both sides.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:39:11 +0000 Flo Jonic 26336 at http://ripr.org Exeter Town Councilors Hold On To Their Seats What's At Stake In Exeter's Recall Election http://ripr.org/post/whats-stake-exeters-recall-election <p>Voters head to the polls in Exeter on Saturday for a recall election that could send a majority of the town council packing.&nbsp;</p><p>The recall was sparked by a dispute over gun permits.&nbsp; It started after four out of five town councilors supported a move to put permits for concealed weapons in the hands of the attorney general instead of the town clerk.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison sat down with political analyst Scott MacKay to find out what's at stake in this unusual election.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:02:49 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & Scott MacKay 26159 at http://ripr.org What's At Stake In Exeter's Recall Election