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
Significant increases in firearm-related homocides in states with easy CCP laws have been documented in an October 2017 study published in the American Journal of Public Health.
The shooter maximized his killing ability by using easily accessible weapons that allow the firing of hundreds of rounds in minutes.
Automotive deaths have dramatically decreased thanks to research-backed public policy initiatives, but gun deaths have been steadily increasing.
The “more guns equals less violence” is being accepted, despite strong empirical evidence to the contrary.
Gunman kills eight at party with multiple automatic weapons.
Student with concealed carry permit accidentally fires gun at a popular campus food court.
College student robbed at gunpoint on campus – theives made away with student’s wallet and handgun.
Police firearm accidentally discharged at high school.
“Trained and licensed” student accidentally discharges gun on campus.
The killer in Orlando was able to fire 200 bullets in the first 20 minutes of his rampage, which ultimately killed 49 people and wounded 53 others.
Clearly intent on killing as many people as possible, the killers used semiautomatic weapons, had thousands of rounds of ammunition, and high capacity magazines.
A teacher with a concealed carry license accidentally shot herself in a school bathroom.
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