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...

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...

CGVPRI Partners Shine at Back-to-Back Judiciary Hearings

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, testified in person, submitted written testimony, sent emails to legislators, and showed supported at the State House this week. We are so grateful for all of you! 2022 Moms Demand Action Testify at House Judiciary Rev. Eugene...

Assault Weapon Used in Attempted Murder of Providence Police Officer

January 2022 – A grand jury indicted a man in the attempted murder of a Providence Police officer.  As Officer Robert Savage “rushing to a domestic violence call about a man “out of control” he was shot at by a man outside of the house with an AR-15 rifle....

Gun Violence Continues to Surge Through Summer 2021

20 Non-Suicide Gun Deaths Statewide In a 2021 vs 2020 comparison of January through August, non-suicide gun deaths almost doubled (see chart below). Gun injuries across the state have increased even more in this same time frame. From a statistical standpoint, this is...