211 Firearms Found at Home in Burrillville

On February 24, 2022, when Burrillville police arrived at 1746 Tarkiln Road in response to a call for “shots fired,” they faced bullets whizzing within four feet of their heads.  This being the ninth time they had been to the home of Ronald Andruchuk, age...

Johnston Teen’s Accidental Death Leads to Charges for Gun Owner

On February 12, 2022, a Johnston teenager was found dead at the home of Marios Kirios, 29, also from Johnston.  Investigators are calling his death, by firearm, an accident. Police have charged Kirios with four misdemeanor accounts of violating state law on the safe...

Hovan Fired from Southcoast Health, Illegal Magazine Charges Unclear

Keith Hovan has been removed from his position as chief executive of Southcoast Health, a large healthcare organization in southeastern Massachusetts which encompasses Charlton Memorial Hospital, St. Luke’s Hopsital, and Tobey Hospital. On January 28, 2022 the...

Record Gun Deaths in 2021

33 Non-Suicide Gun Deaths Statewide From a statistical standpoint, this is not suprising, given the massive surge in Rhode Island FBI NICS firearm background checks that began in March of 2020. RI Gun Violence from 2014-2021 YearNon-Suicide Gun DeathsGun Injuries...

Two New Board Members for 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 4, 2022CONTACT: Sydney Montstream-Quas, RICAGV Board Chairsydney@ricagv.org Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence Welcomes Two New Board MembersJanuary 4, 2022 The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence is proud to...

“Red Rain” by Gemelya Barros

RICAGV Commissions Artist Gem Barros In the summer of 2021 the Board asked Gem to create a piece of art that would memorialize the pain of gun violence not only as a parent who lost her daughter, but also as a Rhode Islander during a dramatic surge in gun deaths and...