Every single news outlet reporting on the RI GOP’s rifle raffle mentioned the fact that the AR-15 in question—which raised $20k for the party—was “similar to the one used at Sandy Hook.” Perhaps they should have attributed the description to one of the raffle’s detractors. Small point. Big controversy. One that has the GOP [now] expressing regret at their choice of firearm. Weasel words from a party that has nothing—nothing—to lose. Glad I’m in Texas. Oh, and you don’t have to wait seven days to take delivery of a firearm in Rhode Island if you have a city or town-issued concealed carry permit.