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  • RI GOP under fire for gun raffle

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Top Republicans have joined criticism of a Rhode Island GOP fundraiser raffling off guns.

    The Providence Journal reports that a gun to be raffled is a version of the AR-15-style assault rifle similar to the one used in the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre.

    Potential candidates for governor, including Cranston Republican Mayor Allan Fung, panned the idea.

    Deputy Senate Minority Leader Dawson Hodgson, who says he's interested in running for attorney general, called the raffle "tone deaf and insensitive."

    House Republican Leader Brian Newberry says he's unsure why the raffle is news, though he says reporting about it will bump up ticket sales and help raise more money.

    I'd prefer a Barrett 50 myself, but whatever.
    We are so fucked.

  • #2
    It's legal to have an abortion as well, but I wouldn't suggest that the D's hold a raffle for a free one.
    Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
    Robert Southwell, S.J.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
      It's legal to have an abortion as well, but I wouldn't suggest that the D's hold a raffle for a free one.
      If you are in the right group, they already are, aren't they? So where is the lure?
      We are so fucked.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gary m View Post
        If you are in the right group, they already are, aren't they? So where is the lure?
        Point taken.
        Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
        Robert Southwell, S.J.

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        • #5
          What does "AR-15 style" even mean? The kid used a Bushmaster .223. Are we back to "pointy dark-looking rifle"?
          "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
            What does "AR-15 style" even mean? The kid used a Bushmaster .223. Are we back to "pointy dark-looking rifle"?
            Yes.

            Although cars still kill more people than guns.

            Statistically, pools too.
            "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."

            -John Locke

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