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.
JOIN US AT THE R.I. STATE HOUSE ON JAN.2!
We can’t wait to see you at the state house in orange on Tuesday, Jan. 2 between 3:30 and 5:00 pm. We need you to continue to raise your voices in support of gun safety. Our priorities continue in support of secure storage and assault weapons regulation.
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
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…
We are grateful to our supporters who attended our celebration at Save the Bay on October 17. A special shout out to volunteers Stan Dimock, Lynne Turnbull, Jim Worthington, Ramsey Davis and Lynn Hughes.
RICAGV Board member Diana Garlington, special guest at the White House for the President’s announcement of the first ever federal Office of Gun Violence Prevention.
The RICAGV Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the hiring of Melissa Carden as our new Executive Director.
AG Neronha says his office successfully defended constitutional challenge to RI concealed-carry permit laws.
Now that the 2023 session has ended with no action on gun violence…what’s next?
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.
Last year, the Supreme Court in the Bruen case adopted a different approach to evaluating laws restricting firearms in light of the Second Amendment.
Join Us for Lobby Day! Tuesday, April 4, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Rhode Island State House.
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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