PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A leader of the effort to oust four Exeter town officials says he may push for a second recall election if the officials survive Saturday's vote.

Lance Edwards tells The Associated Press that he's optimistic the officials will lose. But if voters elect to keep one or more, Edwards says recall supporters may try again.

The council members wanted the attorney general to oversee Exeter's concealed weapons permits. Exeter has no police department so permits are now handled by the town clerk.

But gun rights supporters say the councilors ignored concerns that the change would make it harder to obtain permits. Edwards says the recall is about honest government.

The council members say gun rights supporters are trying to make them an example for other officeholders considering changes to gun laws.

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