“Red Rain” by Gemelya Barros

RICAGV Commissions Artist Gem Barros In the summer of 2021 the Board asked Gem to create a piece of art that would memorialize the pain of gun violence not only as a parent who lost her daughter, but also as a Rhode Islander during a dramatic surge in gun deaths and...

RICAGV Endorses Levey Friedman for RI Senate Dist. 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 10, 2021CONTACT: Linda Finn, Executive Director(401) 258-6851 ~ linda@ricagv.org RICAGV Endorses Hilary Levey Friedman for RI Senate District 3 Providence, Rhode Island: The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV)...

2 Gun Deaths and 4 Gun Injuries in 2 Days

Six people were killed or injured in two seperate incidents in Warren and Providence in less than a week. This brings the total of non-suicide gun deaths in Rhode Island to twenty-seven, just shy of the 2020 total of twenty-eight.   15 RI Municipalities with Gun...

Gun Violence Continues to Surge Through Summer 2021

20 Non-Suicide Gun Deaths Statewide In a 2021 vs 2020 comparison of January through August, non-suicide gun deaths almost doubled (see chart below). Gun injuries across the state have increased even more in this same time frame. From a statistical standpoint, this is...

Linda Finn Retiring as Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 20, 2021 CONTACT:Linda Finn, Executive Director(401) 258-6851 ~ linda@ricagv.org Sydney Montstream-Quas, Board Chair(401) 636-0579 ~ sydney@ricagv.org The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence was formed in 2013 as a...

2021 Thank You Party

Hosted by RICAGV and Moms Demand Action RI Click any photo to open...

2021 Floor Votes for Gun Safety Bills

Thanks to Our Champions in the House and Senate! In the 2021 session, two gun safety bills made it out of committee and to the floor of both the RI House and Senate for debate and up-or-down votes: ♥  The Harold M. Metts School Safety Act♥  Straw Buyers How Did Your...

Governor McKee Supports Gun Bills at Press Conference

Kicking off the Governor’s press conference at the State House on June 8, 2021, RICAGV Executive Director Linda Finn implored House and Senate Leaders to move the Attorney General’s gun safety bills out of committee for floor votes. Governor Dan McKee was...