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 utilizes the collective power of its membership and grassroots organizing methods to advance programs and policies that will reduce gun violence of all types resulting in safer, healthier Rhode Island communities.
RICAGV IS HIRING!
Please click below to learn more about current positions opened at RICAGV.
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
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
Gun Violence Awareness Day
Gun Violence Awareness Day is on June 1, 2023. This is also known as the Wear Orange Day, and was founded to honor survivors and victims of gun violence.
Assault Weapons Ban in the Courts
Last year, the Supreme Court in the Bruen case adopted a different approach to evaluating laws restricting firearms in light of the Second Amendment.
Lobby Day 2023
Join Us for Lobby Day! Tuesday, April 4, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Rhode Island State House.
Join us for 401Gives by becoming a fundraising champion for the Rhode Island Gun Violence Education Fund (the educational arm of RI Coalition Against Gun Violence.)
March Organizational Meeting
Thank you to EVERYONE who attended our March Organizational Meeting! We had a GREAT TURNOUT of activists who are eager to advocate for an assault weapons ban and safe storage!
A Second Amendment Primer
The right to bear arms established under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is often misunderstood and often misrepresented.
RICAGV Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors
The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV) is pleased to welcome its new slate of Board of Directors.
2022 Elected Officials Endorsed by RICAGV
94% of RICAGV-endorsed candidates win seats in new General Assembly.
2022 Thank You Party Gallery
Dozens attended the party at the United Way of RI, a CGVPRI partner.
2020 RI Gun Safety Poll
Overwhelming support for common-sense gun safety measures, including more than 70% in favor of limiting magazine capacity and regulating assault weapons.
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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