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.

Fighting to Reduce Gun Violence in Rhode Island

2020 Gun Safety Poll Results In

Overwhelming support for common-sense gun safety measures in Rhode Island. Highlights include:

R

71.5% Support

for limiting magazine capacity to 10 rounds

R

70.5% Support

for banning military-style assault weapons

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80% + Do not own a gun

Conducted by The Center for Research and Public Policy, Inc., from March 1 to 11, 2020, to collect resident views on gun safety and gun violence prevention issues and legislation.

The research study included 600 completed interviews with residents of Rhode Island who were 18 years of age or older.

Sign the Petition to Limit Magazine Capacity to 10 Rounds in RI!

15 of the 20 Most Deadly Mass Shootings in the Past Decade* Have Included the Use of Large Capacity Magazines.

The few seconds it takes to change an ammunition magazine are precious – 10 round magazines make shooters reload more frequently, which give victims a chance to flee or fight back. Rhode Island must pass H7264/S2130 as a public health reform this year!

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.”

Using Heller v. DC, six U.S. Courts of Appeal have REJECTED Second Amendment protection for state assault weapons and/or high capacity magazine bans, most recently in Massachusetts on April 26, 2019!

Recent Gun Violence News, Politics, Incidents and Statistics

Youth Empowerment Strategy Unveiled

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.

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