Ghost Gun Bill Passes

RICAGV Press Release GHOST GUN BILL PASSES BOTH CHAMBERS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 CONTACT: Kat Kerwin, Director of Communications Providence, Rhode Island (June 23, 2020)– The full House and Senate passed Senator Coyne and Representative...

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...

Governor Raimondo Gun Safety Bills

Common Sense Reforms Following a discussion group with RI Police Chiefs, and surrounded by advocates for sensible gun safety legislation, Governor Raimondo held a press conference to announce her support for four new bills. Attorney General Peter Neronha joined with...