Speak Out for Gun Safety Reform in Rhode Island
Research and data show that no single reform will keep our communities safe – take action now to help move these five evidence-based, common-sense bills to the floor for debate and an up-or-down votes:
⇒ Limiting magazine capacity to 10 rounds
⇒ Regulating assault weapons
⇒ Strengthening safe firearm storage laws
⇒ Prohibiting open carry of long guns in public
⇒ Raising the age to buy guns to 21
Mass Shooters Prefer Large Capacity Mags
18 of the 20 deadliest shootings in the last decade have included the use of large capacity magazines.
Firearm Background Checks Continue to Surge Past Pre-Pandemic Level
RI exceeded national average increase in FBI NICS* checks.
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Highlights from the Blog
Board Member Diana Garlington spoke for RICAGV at the press conference on Monday.
360 killed and over 705 wounded in incidents that often times lasted minutes.
Buffalo makes third mass shooting over the weekend.
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CT is up 4%, MA is down 41%
Friday, June 3, 2022
Rhode Island is not immuned to this problem.
Motor vehicle deaths among young people have dropped over 40% in the last two decades, while gun deaths among the same age group are 5 times higher
Jen is the head of Moms Demand Action in Rhode Island, an RICAGV partner organization.
2020 RI Gun Safety Poll
Overwhelming support for common-sense gun safety measures, including more than 70% in favor of limiting magazine capacity and regulating assault weapons.
Gun Safety Reform 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.”
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