A letter by Charles Lawrence of Johnston, printed last week, was factually incorrect. In it he criticized three Republican state legislators for not supporting background checks on gun purchasers.
In fact, background checks, as well as a seven-day waiting period, are already mandated by law in Rhode Island. The question was recently before the U.S. Congress, and not state legislators. The bill in the U.S. Senate calling for background checks was rejected by both Republicans and Democrats.