Coronavirus and Guns in RI

COVID-19 and Guns in Rhode Island 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. 2/29 First COVID case reported RI Department of Health 3/9 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...

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...

Safe School Advocates Face 2A Bullies with Song

Standing Up to the Bullies at the State House What an amazing show of courage and patience that our speakers and supporters displayed at the Safe Schools Act Rally last Tuesday, June 11, 2019!  Take 1 Minute to Keep Guns Out of RI Schools We would like to send a giant...

Massachusetts Upholds Assault Weapons Ban

RICAGV Press Release Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey Once Again Successfully Defends the Assault Weapons Ban FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 29, 2019 CONTACT: Kat Kerwin, Director of Communications MASSACHUSETTS UPHOLDS ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN Providence,...