Fighting to Reduce Gun Violence in Rhode Island
Our coalition of more than 100 partner organizations includes over 120,000 Rhode Islanders united in the effort to reduce gun violence.
2020 Legislative Agenda
Banning Ghost Guns
These do-it-yourself firearms can be built in the home, creating untraceable guns for use by anyone, and circumventing background checks that prevent criminals from owning a gun.
Regulating High Capacity Magazines
Limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds makes it harder for killers to commit mass murder and gives people critical seconds to flee or try to fight back.
Gun Control IS Constitutional
In 2008, District of Columbia v. Heller affirmed:
“the [Second Amendment] right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.”
Recent Gun Violence News, Politics, Incidents and Statistics
Representatives vote overwhelmingly to support a ban on untraceable and undetectable “ghost guns.”
Kicking off the rally with a poem was Jaychele Schenck, youth organizer and leader with Young Voices.
There is a House version of the bill awaiting a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee.
Standing Up for Students and Teachers at the State House
For the second time in almost exactly one year the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rejects Second Amendment protection for assault-style weapons and high capacity magazines.
RI House Judiciary Committee The first step to enacting sensible gun safety reforms in 2019. Enter your address to find your lawmakers. If your lawmakers have Co-Sponsored sensible gun bills, recognize their support with a "thank you" by email or social media, give...
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Rhode Islanders across the state banded together for common-sense reforms.
Another massacre with an AR-15 at a synogogue in Pittsburgh.
Key partnerships are generating media attention and stirring voters.
Four new videos by R.I. students working to change the narrative around gun violence prevention.
An amazing night of celebration for true Democrats!
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