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...

Stolen Gun Brandished in Road Rage Incident in South Kingstown

RI State Police arrested a Providence man after finding a stolen 9mm handgun was found in his car. Stemming from a road rage incident that crossed town lines from South Kingstown into North Kingstown, the suspect faces several charges including carrying a stolen...

Responding to the 2A Sanctuary City Resolutions

Town Councils Don’t Get to Cherry-Pick Which Laws to Follow PRINTABLE Fact Sheet for RICAGV Supporters Join Us in Supporting Our Police Officers  Col. Lynch, rejected the 2A Resolution in Burrillville, stating “We execute on the law, period. When it comes...

Amazing Speakers at April Meeting in Cranston

← Previous Post: Concealed Carry Mishaps in Schools One Gun Gone at RISD - April 20 - Gun Violence Prevention in Action → Take Action for Gun Violence Reform Now:   Email RI Lawmakers   ~   Other Things You Can Do Right Now Dr. Megan Ranney, discusses her...