Pro-Gun Scare Tactics Lead to Surge in RI Gun Sales and Gun Violence

As the nation watched in disbelief at the violent occupation of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Rhode Island gun safety advocates saw disturbing parellels in the rise of aggressive rhetoric and tactics at the State House and in city and town councils over the years....

87% Increase in Gun Deaths in RI – 2020 v. 2019

Gun Violence Skyrockets in RI  FBI firearm background checks more than doubled in 2020; correspondingly, gun deaths have also almost doubled. However, we are hopeful that new leadership at the Rhode Island General Assembly will finally move evidence-backed,...

111% Increase in RI Firearm Background Checks in 2020

FBI Reports Rhode Island has Second Highest Increase in the Nation 51,369 NICS Checks in 2020 – 24,336 NICS Checks in 2019 FBI firearm background checks, known as NICS, are used to estimate gun sales by experts; a NICS background check does not equal a gun...

Are the Stars Aligning for Common-Sense Gun Safety Legislation?

With House Majority Leader Joe Shekarchi poised to become the next Speaker of the House in Rhode Island, media reports paint a picture of a thoughtful and collaborative leadership style. Shekarchi spoke about the passage of “common-sense gun safety...

95% Win Rate for RICAGV Endorsees in 2020 General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 CONTACT: Linda Finn, Executive Director, (401) 258-6851 RICAGV Congratulates Endorsed Candidates in 2020 General Election  Providence, RI – November 4, 2020 – Gun Violence was a core issue in many Rhode...

RICAGV 2020 General Election Endorsements

RICAGV 2020 Endorsed Candidates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, October 10, 2020 CONTACT: Linda Finn, Executive Director (401) 258-6851 ~ linda@ricagv.org 89 CANDIDATES ENDORSED BY RICAGV IN 2020 GENERAL ELECTION Providence, Rhode Island (October 10, 2020) —...

Congratulations to RICAGV Endorsees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 11, 2020 CONTACT: Linda Finn, Executive Director, (401) 258-6851 Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence Wins Big in Primary elections Providence, RI — RICAGV endorsed candidates that support gun safety legislation...

Big Primary Wins in 2020

Congratulations to Our Primary Endorsees Donate Now to Keep the Momentum Going NameChamberDistrictLast NameOffice Jack ReedUS SenateStatewideReedUS Senator Jim LangevinUS House2LangevinUS Representative Maryellen GoodwinRI Senate1GoodwinState Senator Sam BellRI...