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The gun rights groups say the firearms in question are not assault rifles but are common semi-automatic firearms that only shoot once when the trigger is pulled and are identical to others that are not included in the ban.
Two people were injured Friday when a Ford Focus crashed through the front doors of the Ocean State Job Lot shortly before noon and came to a stop inside the store, according to a town police news release.
"I was the man who hurt your family," Jose E. Ramos, who is also known as "Kool-Aid," began in an apology letter to the mother of shooting victim Tynel Hardwick. "I wish I could tell you why I did it, but I truthfully don't know."
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Volunteer Joe Abbott, right, of Westerly hands an order to volunteer George Crouse to take to customers in the dinning room during the Friday Fish and Chips dinner at the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society in Stonington Borough Friday.
Rep. Joe Courtney on Friday sent a letter signed by more than 60 members of the U.S. House of Representatives asking President Obama to declare an opioid and heroin abuse epidemic and designate emergency funds to help states fight what he called a...