60 RIGA Candidates Endorsed by RICAGV

RICAGV Press Release Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence Announces Endorsements for the 2020 General Assembly Election See RIGA Endorsements FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 27, 2020 CONTACT: Linda Finn, Executive Director (401) 258-6851 ~ linda@ricagv.org...

Coronavirus and Guns in RI

A timeline of RI events that produced a 132% Increase in NICS Background Checks in March 2020 – putting us at the top of the list of U.S. states. February 29, 2020 First COVID case reported RI Department of Health   March 9, 2020 Gov. Raimondo declares...

RI Leads Nation in Background Checks

132% Increase from February to March in Rhode Island These figures do not indicate gun sales, only that a background check was conducted. A person that has a clean background check may purchase more than one firearm. Rounding out the top ten states with the highest...

Red Flag Law in Rhode Island

Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) Also known as Red Flag, EPROs allow the temporary removal of firearms. Under RI General Law 8-8.3, firearms may be removed, by court order, from a person who poses a significant danger of causing imminent personal injury to self...

RI Police Chiefs Struggle with Surge in FBI Background Checks

Following National Trend, RI Police Struggle with Massive Increase in Gun Permit Applications In a letter to Gov. Raimondo, dated March 20th, Col. Sid Wordell, Executive Director of the RI Police Chiefs’ Association, requested an extension of the legal time frame to...

Gun Sales Surge in RI During COVID-19 Crisis

Following National Trend, RI Police Struggle with Massive Increase in Gun Permit Applications In a letter to Gov. Raimondo, dated March 20th, Col. Sid Wordell, Executive Director of the RI Police Chiefs’ Association, requested an extension of the legal time frame to...

RI House Votes to Ban Ghost Guns 60-6

Overwhelming Support to Ban Undetectable, Untraceable “Ghost Guns” A spirited round of objections, mostly based on the process that has been a point of contention between Speaker Mattiello, members of the “Reform Caucus” and some Republicans,...

Valentine’s Not Gun Violence Rally

Valentine’s Not Gun Violence Rally Students and Faith Leaders Spoke Eloquently About Preventing Gun Violence As a remembrance of the victims of the Parkland, FL school shooting, three groups of amazing and dedicated student groups organized the...