background checks Ban The Box Legislation Becomes Law By Catherine Welch • Jul 17, 2013 Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed the “ban the box” legislation into law. To NICS or Not to NICS? Mental Health, Guns, and Background Checks By Kristin Gourlay • Apr 9, 2013 Here's one piece of legislation proposed by Attorney General Peter Kilmartin today as part of a package of gun safety bills: Kilmartin: Expand Background Checks for Nursing Homes By Kristin Gourlay • Mar 7, 2013 Kristin Gourlay / RIPR Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin wants to institute a national background check for nursing home workers. Federal grant money – and some extra costs for nursing homes – are at stake.