Gun Violence Data

In Rhode Island…

  • We rank close to the bottom for National Instant Criminal Background Check System compliance.
  • We impose virtually no special requirements to carry a concealed gun in a K – 12 school.
  • High capacity magazines are permitted in Rhode Island, while they are banned in nearly all of our surrounding states.
  • Domestic violence laws are not consistent with national best practices. Convicted offenders have access to firearms.