Statements about 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.

"61 percent of non-tea party Republicans actually agree...there is 'solid evidence the earth is warming,' ...[but] 70 percent of tea partiers, contrarily, say there is 'no solid evidence' the earth is warming."

In a poll, "53 percent of young Republican voters . . . under age 35 said that they would describe a climate [change] denier as 'ignorant,' 'out of touch' or 'crazy.'"

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

Rhode Island's graduated driving license "has saved hundreds of lives."

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.

"Rhode Island could tell you who has a camper, but we couldn't figure out who has a gun."

"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!!!"

"In recent years, menhaden numbers along our coast have plummeted by 90 percent."

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse "rewarded Wall Street executives with millions in bonuses."

"Rhode Islanders pay among the highest auto repair bills in the nation."

After Arizona banned smoking in "all public places" in 2007, "admissions for acute myocardial infarction … stroke, asthma, [and] angina decreased following the implementation of the ban."

"There are 30,000 people that have been killed with seat belts."

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