32 More RI Organizations Join CVGPRI

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 12, 2021CONTACT: Linda Finn, Executive Director(401) 258-6851 ~ linda@ricagv.org 32 Rhode Island Organizations Join the Campaign for Gun Violence Prevention RI Campaign Partners Now Total 45 Providence, Rhode Island (April 12, 2021) —...

RIGVEF Fundraiser on 401Gives

Thursday – April 4, 2021 Donate to RIGVEF Now! If you log-in to donate at 6:00 AM on Thursday your donation may be doubled (up to $500 per organization you donate). The Rhode Island Gun Violence Education Fund (RIGVEF) is participating in 401Gives, the United...

Condemning Violence Against Asians and Asian American Communities

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, March 20, 2021 CONTACT: Linda Finn, Executive Director (401) 258-6851 ~ linda@ricagv.org Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence Condemns Violence Against Asian and Asian American Communities Providence, Rhode Island (March 20, 2021)...

Anticipating Broad Support at House Judiciary Hearing

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 19, 2021CONTACT: Linda Finn, Executive Director Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence Anticipates Broad Support at House Judiciary Hearing Providence, Rhode Island (March 19, 2021) — The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun...

A Second Amendment Primer

By Michael Kramer, RI Attorney The right established under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution to bear arms is often misunderstood. The goal of this paper is to clarify what the law does and does not protect, relying on federal and state court...

Caldwell and Kazarian Rock the House for Gun Safety Reform

An Historic Achievement Rep. Justine Caldwell, along with new House Whip Katherine Kazarian, have garnered dozens of co-signers on four key bills, creating majority support for reforms that have been popular with public safety officials and Rhode Island residents for...

30 House Reps Have NOT Signed-On to Gun Safety Reforms

Dozens of RI House Reps have signed on to support common-sense gun safety legislation in 2021, however there are still thirty who need persuading. Please take this quick action to ensure that House Reps know Rhode Islanders want to strengthen our laws to reduce the...

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,...