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.



We are so grateful for the 137 donors who helped us crush our $15,000 goal for 401Gives. Our total amount raised is $15,761 and we were #4 on the leaderboard for “Micro Organizations.”

Over the past decade we have worked together to inform the public and change laws. You have been there advocating, educating and fundraising and together we are making Rhode Island a safer place for all.

Thank you for your partnership and dedication!


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.


Two leading advocates for gun safety legislation in Rhode Island, Melissa Carden, Executive Director of the RI Coalition Against Gun Violence and Representative Jason Knight, joined Joe Paolino Jr. to discuss the tragedy in Maine and what we should be doing about the devastation of gun violence on the show that aired November 5, 2023 on ABC 6.

    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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