OUR MISSION

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV) is a coalition of organizations, activists, advocates, educators, legislators, and community members who address gun violence as an urgent public health issue. Since 2013, RICAGV has utilized the collective power of its membership and grassroots organizing methods to advance programs and policies that will reduce gun violence resulting in safer, healthier Rhode Island communities.

Thank you! 

Our generous community of supporters came together for a beautiful celebration on the bay this past Wednesday evening. We are especially grateful to our hosts, Meredith Curren and Gary Frishman. It takes all of us in the fight to end gun violence and your contributions are saving lives!

Gov. McKee Signed the Safe Storage Bill!

After years of your advocacy and organizing, Rhode Island now has one of the strongest secure storage laws in the country. It is the ninth gun safety bill passed in the state since RICAGV was founded in 2013. A special thanks to bill sponsors and gun safety champions Senator Pam Lauria and Representative Justine Caldwell!

This is a strengthened version of Rhode Island’s previous firearm storage law, and requires all gun owners to securely store their guns when not in use, either in a safe or a container or with a safety device to prevent unauthorized access. It includes a gun safety education component which requires gun dealers to both post signs and give information to people who purchase guns about secure storage, suicide prevention, and Rhode Island’s gun safety laws. It also requires school districts to give information to students and their families.

Lives will be saved!

    SECURE STORAGE PASSES SENATE!

    On March 19th the Senate voted 28-7 in favor of secure storage. We are grateful for all of our volunteers, survivors and partners who made this happen. We are one step closer to a safer Rhode Island.

    Now to the House!

    Read all about it in our News Section.

    Help us fight the pro-gun lobby at the State House!

    Every dollar you give goes toward helping prevent gun violence in RI!

    Highlights from the Blog

    401GIVES DAY IS 4/1

    401GIVES DAY IS 4/1

    We need YOU to join with us in our efforts to decrease gun violence by becoming a fundraising champion for 401Gives Day! 401Gives is on Monday, April 1st, 2024 from 6am 4/1 – 6pm on April 2.

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    It’s Time to Vote!

    It’s Time to Vote!

    We were proud to stand with a diverse group of Rhode Island faith leaders and our partners at Moms Demand Action in the fight to pass our secure storage and assault weapons ban legislation….

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    In the News

    In the News

    In case you missed it, our ED was a guest columnist in the Providence Journal on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. Her “My Turn” feature follows: “This Valentine’s Day marks six years since the Parkland massacre

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    It’s Thanksgiving eve and we are grateful for YOU!

    It’s Thanksgiving eve and we are grateful for YOU!

    It’s Thanksgiving and We Are Grateful for YOU! We know practicing gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. It helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity…

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    Three Gun Safety Laws Signed in 2022!

    Governor Dan McKee signed key reforms into law:

    • Limiting magazines to 10 rounds

    • Raising the age to buy long guns and ammunition from 18 to 21

    • Prohibiting loaded long guns in public

    Gun Safety Reform 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.”

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