State Rep. Jason Knight (D – Barrington, Warren) said that the prevalence of mass shootings across the country makes an assault weapon ban necessary. There have been more than 160 mass shootings so far this year in the United States, according to the New York Times.
Jacob Smollen is a Metro editor covering city and state politics and co-editor of the Bruno Brief. He is a junior from Philadelphia studying International and Public Affairs.
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By joining the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, a national union with a state office in Rhode Island, sergeants also gain access to legal support and guidance from full-time union staff, said Brendan McGrath, president of IBPO Local 863.