Pro-Gun Scare Tactics Lead to Surge in RI Gun Sales and Gun Violence

As the nation watched in disbelief at the violent occupation of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Rhode Island gun safety advocates saw disturbing parellels in the rise of aggressive rhetoric and tactics at the State House and in city and town councils over the years....

87% Increase in Gun Deaths in RI – 2020 v. 2019

Gun Violence Skyrockets in RI  FBI firearm background checks more than doubled in 2020; correspondingly, gun deaths have also almost doubled. However, we are hopeful that new leadership at the Rhode Island General Assembly will finally move evidence-backed,...

111% Increase in RI Firearm Background Checks in 2020

FBI Reports Rhode Island has Second Highest Increase in the Nation 51,369 NICS Checks in 2020 – 24,336 NICS Checks in 2019 FBI firearm background checks, known as NICS, are used to estimate gun sales by experts; a NICS background check does not equal a gun...

Are the Stars Aligning for Common-Sense Gun Safety Legislation?

With House Majority Leader Joe Shekarchi poised to become the next Speaker of the House in Rhode Island, media reports paint a picture of a thoughtful and collaborative leadership style. Shekarchi spoke about the passage of “common-sense gun safety...

2020 Database Cleanup

We’re Cleaning Up Our List and We Need Your Help! 2021 is right around the corner and with new House leadership and a new Senate Judiciary Chair, we’re excited about the possibilities! Please update your information so we have the best way to reach you...

95% Win Rate for RICAGV Endorsees in 2020 General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 CONTACT: Linda Finn, Executive Director, (401) 258-6851 RICAGV Congratulates Endorsed Candidates in 2020 General Election  Providence, RI – November 4, 2020 – Gun Violence was a core issue in many Rhode...

Justine Caldwell

RICAGV Endorses Rep. Justine Caldwell for House District 30 Rep. Caldwell  is committed to working hard within the legislature to build support for laws that help reduce the level of gun violence in our state, including the Safe Schools initiative to prohibit...

Alana DiMario

RICAGV Endorses Alana DiMario for RI Senate District 36 Learn more about...