RICAGV Endorses Levey Friedman for RI Senate Dist. 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 10, 2021CONTACT: Linda Finn, Executive Director(401) 258-6851 ~ linda@ricagv.org RICAGV Endorses Hilary Levey Friedman for RI Senate District 3 Providence, Rhode Island: The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV)...

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...

2021 Floor Votes for Gun Safety Bills

Thanks to Our Champions in the House and Senate! In the 2021 session, two gun safety bills made it out of committee and to the floor of both the RI House and Senate for debate and up-or-down votes: ♥  The Harold M. Metts School Safety Act♥  Straw Buyers How Did Your...

CGVPRI Successful in Passing Two Key Gun Safety Reforms

We Did It! After years of persistence and great support from our partner organizations, advocates and SO many legislators, two substantial gun safety bills passed this year! The Harold T. Metts School Safety Act Prohibiting concealed carry on K-12 schools. Thanks to...

Governor McKee Supports Gun Bills at Press Conference

Kicking off the Governor’s press conference at the State House on June 8, 2021, RICAGV Executive Director Linda Finn implored House and Senate Leaders to move the Attorney General’s gun safety bills out of committee for floor votes. Governor Dan McKee was...

Nwando Ofokansi Speaks Out for Gun Safety Bills

Ms. Ofokansi is a public health organizer and co-founder of the Woonsocket Alliance to Champion Hope (WATCH), our newest Campaign for Gun Violence Prevention Rhode Island (CGVPRI) partner. Below are her remarks at the Governor’s press conference for gun safety reforms...

Rep. Justine Caldwell Speaks Out for Gun Safety Bills

Rep. Caldwell, sponsor of the bills to regulate assault weapons, limit magazine capacity, and require safe firearm storage, has a majority of House Representatives as co-signers who are committed to passing this important reforms. Below are her remarks at the...

Sen. Gayle Goldin Speaks Out on Gun Safety Bills

Senator Goldin has been the sponsor of bills to limit magazine capacity for years in the Rhode Island Senate. In 2021 she has a majority of Senate co-signers who are committed to passing this life-saving bill. Below are her remarks at the Governor’s press...