Youth Power Rally Empowers Student Activists to Organize and Vote

RICAGV Press Release Youth Power Rally Empowers Student Activists to Organize and Vote FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 14, 2018 CONTACT: Kat Kerwin, Director of Communications Providence, Rhode Island August 14, 2018 Youth activists representing Young Voices,...

Final Lobby Day of 2018 a Huge Success

← RICAGV Statement on HB 8119 - Legalizing Civilian Ownership of Stun Guns (Tazers) Statement on the End of the 2018 Legislative Session → Thanks so much to the 20 RICAGV supporters who hit the House chamber for one more lobbying session last night. It was a...

RI Students to Legislators: We Are Not Targets

← ProJo My Turn: Elizabeth Abbott: RI Should Defy the Gun Lobby Week 2: Students Not Targets Rally → Students from Around Rhode Island Protest at the State House With the 2018 session winding down and no action on The Safe Schools Act, students demonstrated...

Accidental Firearm Discharge in Virginia Middle School

No injuries were reported when a school resource officer accidentally discharged his service weapon in his office. The incident took place at George Washington Middle School. “The shot was fired as the officer, a five-year veteran of the Alexandria Police...

Teacher and Reserve Police Officer Accidentally Injures Three Students

A teacher accidentally discharges his firearm during a public safety awareness class as Seaside High School in California. He did not know the gun was loaded as he shot one bullet at the ceiling; student injuries resulted from ricohet and ceiling debris. The teacher,...

Teacher Fires Gun in Georgia High School Classroom

Social Studies teacher Jesse Randal Davidson, 53, fired a gun in a classroom at Dalton High School in Georgia at 11:30 am on February 28, 2018. The principal, Steve Bartoo, described Davidson as an excellent teacher who was fit to be at work. Principal Steve Bartoo...

RI Deputy Sheriff Accidentally Discharges Gun While Off Duty

An R.I. Deputy Sheriff is on administrative duty after unintentionally discharging his off-duty weapon at a hotel in Rockland, MA. The incident occured while the Deputy Sheriff was securing his personal off-duty handgun in his room. Rockland Police Department, who...

Higher Murder Rates with Easy Concealed Carry Laws

“10.6% higher handgun homocide rate” in states with “shall issue” laws versus “may issue” laws Published October 19, 2017 by the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). The following study represents the most recent and...