Saturday, April 6, 2013
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Rhode Island Chapter held a press conference last week to show support for gun control legislation.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Rhode Island Chapter, held a press conference last Thursday at the State House to show support for gun legislation, including the gun registration bill, 5573, introduced by State Rep. Linda Finn Linda Finn (D-Dist. 72, Middletown, Portsmouth). “We will no longer stay silent knowing that every day eight children are killed by gun violence in the United States,” said Aida Neary of Moms Demand Action at the conference. “The Newtown children were all our children. It is sad that it took 20 children for us to open our eyes and realize that all children who die from gun violence are our children. The event corresponded with the National Day of Action with events all across the country advocating for …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Johnston Police Chief Richard Tamburini said although it's a work in progress, the gun registration bill is a step in the right direction.
Johnston Police Chief Richard Tamburini said he supports a Rhode Island gun registration bill, according to the Johnston Sunrise. The legislation (H5573) would require gun owners to register their weapons with local police departments or the state police and allow police to keep copies of applications for gun purchases sent to them for background checks. Tamburini said overall he supported the legislation, but it is “a work in progress." “The people who are not going to comply are the ones who affect the police officers,” Tamburini told the paper. Not all law enforcement agree with the bill. State Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D - Portsmouth, Tiverton and Little Compton), a retired Portsmouth police officer, spoke out against the legislation…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Politifact Rhode Island says a statement by Rep. Linda Finn, claiming Rhode Island keeps a registry of campers but not guns, is "mostly true."
“Currently, there’s no way to know who has weapons in Rhode Island. We don’t keep records on anything, we don’t require licenses and we don’t register guns. Rhode Island could tell you who has a camper, but we couldn’t figure out who has a gun.” - Rep. Linda Finn (D-Dist. 72, Middletown, Portsmouth) How accurate is the quote in bold? According toPolitifact Rhode Island, it is "mostly true," which by their definition means the statement is accurate, but needs clarification or additional information. Finn's gun registration bill (2013-H 5573) would require gun-owners to register their weapon with their local police. Failure to do so would result in up to three years in prison and fines of up to $3,000. Similar to other gun control proposals…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Hundreds of gun rights advocates gathered at the State House protesting legislation introduced by Rep. Linda Finn of Middletown that would require gun owners to register with local police departments.
Several hundred gun advocates showed up at the State House on Thursday afternoon to oppose a gun registration bill introduced by Representative Linda Finn (D-Middletown, Portsmouth). Under the legislation (2013-H 5573), anyone who possesses a firearm would be required to register the gun with local police for a $100 fee. Failure to do so would result in up to three years in prison and fines of up to $3,000. Currently, Rhode Island does not require registration or licensing for gun ownership. “The most obvious flaw in this legislation is that it is entirely contrary to the language and spirit of federal firearms law, the Brady Bill," said State Rep. Doreen Costa (R-North Kingstown, Exeter) at the rally. The Brady Handgun Violence …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The proposed legislation would require anyone who possesses a firearm to register the gun with their local police department.
Representative Linda Finn (D-Dist. 72, Middletown, Portsmouth) has introduced legislation to help police better track guns in their communities. The legislation would require gun owners to register their weapons with their local police or the state police, as well as allow police to keep copies of applications for gun purchases sent to them for background checks. “It’s surprising that Rhode Island doesn’t already do this," said Finn. "Our current law requires background checks, a seven-day waiting period and applications for anyone who wants to buy a gun, but actually requires police to destroy the record of the application afterward." Under the legislation (2013-H 5573), anyone who possesses a firearm would be required to register the …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Letter to the Editor from Erin Flynn: Have you decided who you will vote for on the local level?
Thursday, November 1, 2012
With less than one week left to the elections, have you decided who you will vote for on the local level? Have you decided whom you entrust with your vote, the person who will best represent you in the State House next January? Please consider the following when deciding between Dan Reilly and Linda Finn for District 72: 1) Dan Reilly does not own real estate; he does not pay property taxes in Portsmouth where he resides. He lives in a property owned by a family trust. Linda Finn has owned real estate on Aquidneck Island since 1989. She has paid all her taxes, never missing a single payment. 2) Dan Reilly has been an active participant in legal entities that were set up (trust, house, and corporation for bankruptcy) and designed to evade …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The following release was provided by Elect Linda Finn
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island PAC has officially endorsed Democratic candidate, Linda Finn, in the RI House District 72 race. “As a woman and mother, I am honored to receive the endorsement of Planned Parenthood,” said Linda Finn. “The services Planned Parenthood provides to women, such as lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of STIs, mammograms, and more are critical to the well-being of every woman in our state.” “We are grateful that Linda is running and that she is a strong advocate of women’s health issues,” said Paula Hodges, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy of Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island. “Unlike my opponent, who is a cosponsor of H 7205 which would mandate that women …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Middletown resident Linda Finn, owner of Linda Finn Garden Design, is running for a seat in the House of Representatives to represent District 72 (Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth)
Friday, July 13, 2012
Patch sat down with Middletown resident Linda Dill Finn, who is running against incumbent republican Daniel Reilly to represent District 72 in the House of Representatives. Finn, a first-time candidate, describes herself as a progressive, socially-liberal democrat. "A lot of people just need a chance," said Finn. We put together this snapshot reference of her background and key issues to introduce you to the candidate. General Background Finn describes her background: I am from two very different families. My Mom's side of the family immigrated from Italy. My grandmother was the Secretary of the Union at United Rubber in Bristol. They both were very hard working with strong family ties. They loved the beach and outdoors and my siblings …