Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rhode Island: Four Exeter Town Council members facing recalls over concealed weapon permit law

A very rare attempted recall in Rhode Island -- petitions have been submitted by gun rights supporters to recall four Exeter council members, President Arlene B. Hicks, Vice President William Monahan, Robert Johnson and Calvin Ellis. The issue is their vote asking the state's general assembly to have the Attorney General take over concealed weapon permits. The effort went nowhere.

Petitioners need 496 signatures (10% of registereds).They handed in 605. This will be the first recall in Exeter's history.

Very interesting law here -- there is no replacement vote. The losing candidate in the last election replaces anyone recalled. In one of the cases, a gun dealer would be the victor.

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