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...

Nwando Ofokansi Speaks Out for Gun Safety Bills

Ms. Ofokansi is a public health organizer and co-founder of the Woonsocket Alliance to Champion Hope (WATCH), our newest Campaign for Gun Violence Prevention Rhode Island (CGVPRI) partner. Below are her remarks at the Governor’s press conference for gun safety reforms...

Rep. Justine Caldwell Speaks Out for Gun Safety Bills

Rep. Caldwell, sponsor of the bills to regulate assault weapons, limit magazine capacity, and require safe firearm storage, has a majority of House Representatives as co-signers who are committed to passing this important reforms. Below are her remarks at the...

Sen. Gayle Goldin Speaks Out on Gun Safety Bills

Senator Goldin has been the sponsor of bills to limit magazine capacity for years in the Rhode Island Senate. In 2021 she has a majority of Senate co-signers who are committed to passing this life-saving bill. Below are her remarks at the Governor’s press...

Tonya King Harris Speaks Out for Gun Safety Bills

Ms. King Harris is the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV), a founding partner of the Campaign for Gun Violence Prevention Rhode Island (CGVPRI).  Below are her remarks at the Governor’s press conference for gun...

116% Increase in Shooting Deaths in Rhode Island

2021 Gun Deaths Continue to Soar 116% increase in non-suicide gun deaths from January through May of this year comes on top of the massive surge in Rhode Island gun violence in 2020. RI Non-Suicide Gun Deaths January-MayNon-Suicide Gun Deaths 202113 20206 20196 20187...

RI Judiciary Chairs Getting Ready to Decide on 2021 Legislation

Successfully Managing a Daunting Task Firearm hearings have been long, drawn-out affairs as a rule, and this year was no exception. Thankfully, Senate and House Judiciary Chairs Cindy Coyne and Bob Craven managed to respectfully steer contentious members through the...