- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A federal court judge has ruled that the town of Bristol’s policy requiring concealed weapon permit applicants to demonstrate a true safety need doesn’t infringe on Second Amendment rights.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1YHXETg ) Judge John McConnell Jr. ruled Thursday that the policy is only concerned with possession and use in public areas, not limiting an individual’s right to own guns and have them in their home.

The case began after Jarren Gendreau challenged Bristol Police Chief Josue Canario’s initial denial of his permit application in 2012. Gendreau said he needed the permit to protect himself while transporting his $4,000 gun collection to the firing range as well as making deposits for his father.

Canario said he didn’t feel that Gendreau met the criteria outlined under state law.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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