News and Events
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.
Assault Weapons Ban in the Courts
Last year, the Supreme Court in the Bruen case adopted a different approach to evaluating laws restricting firearms in light of the Second Amendment.
Lobby Day 2023
Join Us for Lobby Day! Tuesday, April 4, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Rhode Island State House.
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.)
March Organizational Meeting
Thank you to EVERYONE who attended our March Organizational Meeting! We had a GREAT TURNOUT of activists who are eager to advocate for an assault weapons ban and safe storage!
A Second Amendment Primer
The right to bear arms established under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is often misunderstood and often misrepresented.
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.
2022 Elected Officials Endorsed by RICAGV
94% of RICAGV-endorsed candidates win seats in new General Assembly.
2022 Thank You Party Gallery
Dozens attended the party at the United Way of RI, a CGVPRI partner.
RICAGV Statement on Extremist Supreme Court Decision
The decision strikes down a one-hundred-year-old law in New York state.
We Did It – 3 Key Gun Safety Bills Signed Into Law
Dozen of supporters, advocates and lawmakers were on hand.
Three Gun Safety Bills Pass Senate
Key reforms pass with overwhelming support.
March for Our Lives Photo Gallery
Well over 400 Rhode Islanders gathered to hear from RI high school and college students at the RI State House.
Students to Speak at March for Our Lives Rally in Providence
Saturday, June 11 at the RI State House, in conjunction with the national March for Our Lives event in Washington, DC.
Why Grandfathering High-Capacity Magazines is Unacceptable
Magazines that hold ten rounds or more are dangerous and significantly increase the deadliness of shootings.
RICAGV Thanks Gun Safety Champions for Votes on Life-Saving Bills
Common-sense safety reforms will finally get a vote on June 9 2022, 10 years after the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Wear Orange Rally and Walk – South Kingstown
In support of the Town Council passing a resolution to recognize the first Friday in June (6.3.22) as Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Big Turnout for Time for Votes Press Conference
Hundreds of gun safety reform supporters showed up to demand votes for five common-sense bills.
CGVPRI Partners 2022
A broad range of organizations from across Rhode Island.
18 of 20 Deadliest Mass Shootings Since 2009 Included Large Capacity Magazines
360 killed and over 705 wounded in incidents that often times lasted minutes.
Mass shootings by people with serious mental illness represent less than 1% of all yearly gun-related homicides.
Blaming mental health is a convenient diversion for NRA and other corporate lobbyists.
Sue Larson Speaks Out for Sensible Gun Safety Reform
Thanks to Sue for rebutting a fact-free letter to the editor!
Statement on Uvalde, TX Massacre
This latest massacre is more evidence of the massive failure to protect our children and our communities.
Diana Garlington Speaks at Nonviolence Institute on Buffalo Mass Shooting
Board Member Diana Garlington spoke for RICAGV at the press conference on Monday.
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