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...

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...

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. RICAGV Board Chair Sydney Montstream-Quas said, “In addition to several returning members, we are pleased to welcome five new dedicated individuals to...

2022 Elected Officials Endorsed by RICAGV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2023 CONTACT: Sydney Montstream-Quas, RICAGV Board Chair, sydney@ricagv.org RICAGV Announces Results of 2022 Endorsements Leading gun safety organization sees 94% of endorsed candidates elected to the 2022 General Assembly.  The...

RICAGV Statement on Extremist Supreme Court Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 23, 2022CONTACT: Pete Bilderback, RICAGV Vice Chair, pete@ricagv.org Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence Reacts to Extremist Supreme Court Decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen Today’s...

We Did It – 3 Key Gun Safety Bills Signed Into Law

Gov. McKee signed three reforms into law yesterday with supporters, advocates, legislators and state officials on hand to celebrate: limiting magazines to 10 rounds, prohibiting loaded long guns in public, and raising the age to 21 to buy long guns and ammunition....

Three Gun Safety Bills Pass Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 16, 2022CONTACT: Sydney Montstream-Quas, RICAGV Board Chair, sydney@ricagv.org On Tuesday night the Rhode Island Senate passed three critical gun safety bills that will soon make their way to Governor McKee’s desk to be signed...

March for Our Lives Photo Gallery

Well over 400 people gathered to hear from high school and college students at the RI March for Our Lives Rally at the RI State House.  The speakers were amazing and the attendees brought along powerful signs that are in accord with the large majority of Rhode...

Students to Speak at March for Our Lives Rally in Providence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 10, 2022CONTACT: Sydney Montstream-Quas, RICAGV Board Chair, sydney@ricagv.org STUDENTS TO SPEAK AT MARCH FOR OUR LIVES RALLY Providence, Rhode Island (June 10, 2022) — The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence...