2 Gun Deaths and 4 Gun Injuries in 2 Days

Six people were killed or injured in two seperate incidents in Warren and Providence in less than a week. This brings the total of non-suicide gun deaths in Rhode Island to twenty-seven, just shy of the 2020 total of twenty-eight.   15 RI Municipalities with Gun...

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...

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...

Man Arrested with Loaded Gun at Walmart in Providence

On Saturday, August 29 the Providence Police arrested a man who was carrying a loaded Smith and Wesson firearm with a damaged serial number. Charges include unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and possession of...

Cedric Huntley on Violence in Providence

As Interim Director of the Nonviolence Institute in Providence, as well as the Director of Student Services at The Met School, Cedric Huntley is well known as an advocate for at-risk youth. He has received numerous community awards for his amazing work, including 2019...