The 2023 Legislative Session Ended with No Action on Gun Bills

What’s Next? The General Assembly recessed for the year without voting on any gun legislation. We’re extremely disappointed and frustrated, especially with the House leadership, all of whom RICAGV endorsed during the 2022 election cycle. This is not ok and we...

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. It originally began on June 2, 2015, on what would have been the 18th birthday of Hadiya Pendleton. Pendleton was...

Assault Weapons Ban in the Courts

By: Michael F. Kraemer, Esq. Last year, the Supreme Court in the Bruen case adopted a different approach to evaluating laws restricting firearms in light of the Second Amendment. Before Bruen, five different U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals had ruled on the...

2023: RI Streets Awash with Guns (AG)

Attorney General Report Details Problems, Tees Up Lawmakers’ Bills First published online April 4, 2023.Authors: Katherine GreggProvidence Journal USA TODAY NETWORK Despite lawmakers’ hotly debated and highly controversial moves to reduce the number of...

Lobby Day 2023

The Campaign for Gun Violence Prevention Rhode Island* is hosting a lobby day on Tuesday, April 4, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Rhode Island State House. We will lobby for two life-saving gun violence prevention laws: Regulating Assault Weapons and Safe Firearm...

401GIVES

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) 401Gives will take place starting at 6 am on Friday, March 31, and ending at 6 pm on Monday, April 3...

March Organizational Meeting

Thank you to EVERYONE who attended our March Organizational Meeting this week, our first in-person Organizational Meeting since March 4, 2020! We had a GREAT TURNOUT of activists who are eager to advocate for an assault weapons ban and safe storage! Click Here to read...

A Second Amendment Primer

By: Michael F. Kraemer, Esq. The right to bear arms established under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is often misunderstood and often misrepresented. Given the proposed assault weapons ban bill pending in the General Assembly, it is important...

CGVPRI Partners 2022

We are very grateful to the key organizations who partnered with us in the Campaign for Gun Violence Prevention, Rhode Island, to ensure that every organization with a stake in this outcome was working from the same playbook. Coalition building is hard work, but real...