Buffalo Mass Shooting Racially Motivated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 16, 2022CONTACT: Pete Bilderback, RICAGV Board Vice-Chair, wpbilderback@gmail.com Three Back-to-Back Mass Shootings Before we even had time to express our condolences to the victims, families, and community members in Buffalo, where...

RI Youth Carrying Guns Increases 38%

Rhode Island Outpacing Neighboring States of Connecticut and Massachusetts On April 26, 2022, the Boston Globe reported a disturbing increase in handgun carrying among youth in New England.  As outlined in the chart below, Rhode Island is outpacing Connecticut and...

Wear Orange for Gun Violence Awareness Day – June 3, 2022

A National Day of Remebrance for Victims of Gun Violence Wear Orange begins on the first Friday in June, and coincides with National Gun Violence Prevention Day; Wear Orange events continue through the weekend in communities across the country. The movement was...

Road Rage + Gun Violence

A New Category of Gun Violence Tracking:  Road Rage Shootings Along with the huge spike in FBI NICS Firearm Background Checks and gun sales from 2020 and 2021, there has been a corresponding surge in road rage shootings. NBCNews reports that 2021 was the “worst...

Guns Kill More Kids Than Car Accidents

Firearms surpass motor vehicle crashes as the most common cause of death in youths and children Crossing Lines — A Change in the Leading Cause of Death Among U.S. Children, an article published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine, outlines how we have...

Ellen Kellner Speaks Out for Assault Weapon Ban Bills

Ellen Kellner had an opinion piece published in the Valley Breeze on April 21, 2022, supporting the bills that would ban assault weapons. Here we republish her piece:   Ban assault weapons to reduce gun deaths Louis Klarevas, a University of Massachusetts researcher,...

Nan Heroux Speaks Out for Gun Safety Bills

Former RICAGV Secretary Nan Heroux had an opinion piece published in the Newport Daily News online on April 19, 2022, supporting the Campaign for Gun Violence Prevention RI package of bills. Here we republish the letter: Support firearm safety bills at RI State House...