Fighting to Reduce Gun Violence in Rhode Island
Our coalition of more than 100 partner organizations includes over 120,000 Rhode Islanders united in the effort to reduce gun violence.
2020 Legislative Agenda
Banning Ghost Guns
These do-it-yourself firearms can be built in the home, creating untraceable guns for use by anyone, and circumventing background checks that prevent criminals from owning a gun.
Regulating High Capacity Magazines
Limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds makes it harder for killers to commit mass murder and gives people critical seconds to flee or try to fight back.
Gun Control IS Constitutional
In 2008, District of Columbia v. Heller affirmed:
“the [Second Amendment] right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.”
Recent Gun Violence News, Politics, Incidents and Statistics
The suspect was taken into custody shortly after the incident; it is unclear at this point if the victim and the shooter are acquainted.
YES!RI is statewide network that partners with established student groups as well as the RI ACLU to effectively combat gun violence in Rhode Island.
Legislative success and phenomenal organizational and grassroots growth in 2018.
Another great turnout for lobbying lawmakers on The Safe Schools Act.
RICAGV joins with public health officials and law enforcement in opposition to the legalization of stun guns (tazers); these same officials are in support of The Safe Schools Act, which is still being held for study by the Judiciary Committee.
RI students do it again! Kudos to all the kids who showed up to protest the inaction of the RI legislature for 4 years in a row.
RICAGV supporters took action on National Gun Violence Prevention Awareness Day for all victims and their families by canvassing RI Speaker Mattiello’s district in Cranston.
Biggest bust in RI State Police history included 53 illegal guns and large quantities of illegal drugs.
Bishop Tobin Writes in Support of RI Coalition Against Gun Violence Efforts for Common Sense Gun Control
Bishop Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence wrote in support of common-sense gun reforms.
Party platform committee members are surprisingly dismissive of traditional Democratic issues at local meeting.
“Sawyer stated it may not be next week, next month, or even next year, but eventually he will carry out his plan,” said Det. Sgt. Todd Wilkins, of the VT State Police.
The most up-to-date report shows a disturbing upward trend in the number of incidents, deaths and injuries.
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