One of the great joys of living in southern New England is the patchwork of gun laws. This is especially true of carrying a handgun. Connecticut is a shall issue state and many Massachusetts residents have a Connecticut Permit to Carry. This is especially true along the border where you cross it like crossing your back yard. Rhode Island is the bug bear. It is basically impossible to obtain a permit to carry concealed as a non-resident . The AG Patrick Lynch is as antigun as can be. Unless you are a VIP or someone engaged in a business that involves large sums of cash( unofficially, the amount of 5K rings a bell) you will not be issued one. After having looked at the laws and trying to figure them out( a call to them is as useless as mammary glands on a bull) I have concluded that some sort of long arm would be the best way to defend my life as well as that of my fiance, Mary. When I visit her in the Ocean State, I sort of feel naked without something. In addition, my new employment is located there as well. So, unless I want to risk arrest, a long arm is the only option. I was thinking,and go ahead and laugh or chastise me, keeping my old Ruger 10/22 autoloader at her place for any percieved problems. I know that such a round is not the greatest choice but it will have to do temporarily. I figure a couple 25 round magazines with CCI Stingers( which have always performed flawlessly in this gun) would be used. OK. I await the great onslaught of opinions.