Statements about Government regulation

"By a two-to-one margin, Rhode Islanders want to ban assault weapons and we have a very small percentage of gun owners in this state, less than 13 percent."

Deer baiting, planned for Block Island by DEM, is illegal in Rhode Island.

Passing a federal firearms "background check through the NICS database . . . typically takes 90 seconds."

Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country."

"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."

Gov. Lincoln Chafee has imposed "a mandatory abortion fee" on all Rhode Islanders who buy health insurance through the state’s Obamacare exchange.

"Global surface temperatures have been flat for 16 years."

"We have no idea what is contained in [electronic cigarette] vapor."  

Proposed gun control legislation "will outlaw practically every firearm, make you pay $100 per firearm, put you into a police database" and make it "nearly impossible" to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

"In Rhode Island, 28 percent of adults released from state prisons are re-incarcerated within a year."

Employers and schools have no right to conduct "surveillance of a dorm room or a worker’s cubicle."

Driving with a dog in your lap is dangerous, in part, because it could fly forward in a crash. "An 80-pound dog at only 30 mph packs a 2,400-pound punch."

"The governor does not have any power to veto a referendum [on same-sex marriage] that would be a constitutional amendment."

"The average age of first marijuana use is 12."

"Semi-automatic weapons, whether pistol or rifle, were designed for use by the military on the battlefield."

"Switzerland (where the government) issues every household a gun . . . has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized country in the world!!!"

"Last year, handguns killed 48 people in Japan, 8 in Great Britain, 34 in Switzerland, 52 in Canada, 58 in Israel, 21 in Sweden, 42 in West Germany and 10,728 in the United States."

"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."

Rhode Island has taken its federal Medicaid funding and shown it can run the program more cost-effectively than the federal government.

"There are more oil rigs in operation in the United States than the rest of the world combined."

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