That’s important because right now anyone who meets certain criteria for a CCW permit “shall” be issued one. From the Providence Journal:
Rhode Island law allows two paths for seeking a permit to carry concealed guns: one says local authorities â€śshallâ€ť grant a permit to qualified applicants and the other says the state attorney general â€śmayâ€ť grant the permit. Finnâ€™s bill would make it uniformly â€śmay issue a permit toâ€ť a person who is 21 or older.
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