Barrington School Shooting Threat

Parents received a notice from the Barrington Superintendant of Schools as well as the Principal of Barrington High School regarding a threat written on the wall of one of the girls’ bathrooms: “I am shooting up the school on 12/21/21 with my dads...

School Shooting Threat in Coventry

Students at Coventry High School endured a 4-hour lockdown when multiple threats of a student having a gun was reported on Monday, November 15, 2021. No weapon was found in a search that day of the entire school, everyone in it, and all their belongings. In a news...

Providence School Shooting Threat

A shooting threat directed at Gilbert Stuart Middle School was reported by two individuals who said their children had shown them a disturbring message on their phone:  “According to police, the message from an unknown phone said the following, “I hate Ms. Onye...

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...