A Common Sense Legislative Agenda that is Focused on Public Safety, While Respecting the Second Amendment.

In 2018 we will be fighting to:

  • Protect our children, teachers, and school staff by banning firearms on ALL R.I. school grounds (excepting police/peace officers)
  • Make it harder for killers to commit mass murder by banning high capacity magazines, the gun accessory of choice for mass shooters
  • Reduce gun violence by joining CT, MA, NY, NJ, MD, CA, HI, and DC to ban assault weapons. 

Fact-Based Goals

These legislative goals are based on documentary evidence and recent studies that show these measures reduce gun violence; in addition, public health experts and law enforcement officials in Rhode Island and throughout the country have voiced their support for these reforms to help keep our communities safer.

RI Rep. Tanzi in Interview with Capitol TV about HB5155

RI Representative Teresa Tanzi was a main sponsor of the Protect Rhode Island Families Act, a big win for gun safety advocates!

Safe Schools Act

Only police and peace officers should be allowed to carry a firearm on ANY school grounds.

Grassroots support grows for bill to limit guns in R.I. schools

R.I. police departments, parents, students, and school districts support legislation to prohibit guns on ALL school grounds.

CCP holders accidentally shoot themselves and others in their vicinity at an alarming rate.

The “Good Guy with a Gun” myth has also been debunked with two studies released in 2017 providing documentary evidence of 921 non-self defense deaths involving CCP holders since 2007, and higher gun deaths in states with weak CCP laws.

High Capacity Magazine Ban

Only police and state/federal officers should be allowed access to these dangerous accessories. 

Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh T. Clements and Police Commissioner Steven Pare with former RICAGV President Jerry Blair

The R.I. Police Chiefs Association, and most R.I. school districts and voters support a ban on high capacity magazines.

High capacity magazines are standard equipment for mass shooters, “turning killers into killing machines.”

The next mass shooting can happen anywhere – help us keep our communities safer by supporting legislation to ban “any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.”

Assault Weapons Ban

Only police and trained, certified persons should have access to these high-powered weapons.

Kids Support RICAGV

Kids demonstrate at the statehouse for legislation to keep them safe in their schools and our communities.

Gun violence drops dramatically when assault weapons are banned.

Connecticut’s assault weapons ban has contributed to their becoming one of the states with the lowest rates of gun violence.

RI should adopt this common sense measure that is also in effect in MA, NY, NJ, MD, CA, HI and DC.

No Guns on School Grounds

Only police and peace officers should be allowed to carry a firearm on ANY school grounds.

Grassroots support grows for bill to limit guns in R.I. schools

R.I. police departments, parents, students, and school districts support legislation to prohibit guns on ALL school grounds.

CCP holders accidentally shoot themselves and others in their vicinity at an alarming rate.

In addition, new 2017 studies bust the “Good Guy with a Gun” myth with documentary evidence of the shocking gun violence record of CCP holders.

Assault Weapons Ban

Only police and trained, certified persons should have access to these high-powered weapons.

Kids Support RICAGV

Kids demonstrate at the statehouse for legislation to keep them safe in their schools and our communities.

Gun violence drops dramatically when assault weapons are banned.

Connecticut’s assault weapons ban has contributed to their becoming one of the states with the lowest rates of gun violence.

RI should adopt this common sense measure that is also in effect in MA, NY, NJ, MD, CA, HI and DC.

High Capacity Magazine Ban

Only police and other applicable state/federal officers should be allowed access to these dangerous accessories. 

Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh T. Clements and Police Commissioner Steven Pare with former RICAGV President Jerry Blair

The R.I. Police Chiefs Association, most R.I. school districts and associations, and R.I voters support a ban on high capacity magazines.

High capacity magazines are standard equipment for mass shooters, “turning killers into killing machines.”

The next mass shooting can happen anywhere – help us keep our communities safer by supporting a ban on “any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.”