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.
RICAGV launches secure storage and assault weapons ban legislation at “Valentines Not Violence” State House Event
The Rhode Island AFL-CIO, NEARI (National Education Association Rhode Island), Moms Demand Action and other community partners joined the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV) today at the State House in support of gun safety legislation and preventing gun violence. The two priority pieces of legislation for the second year in a row are a secure storage bill and an assault weapons ban. Speakers included the lead sponsors from both chambers of the General Assembly, including a new sponsor in the Senate for the assault weapons ban, as well as union leaders from the RI AFL-CIO and NEARI. Click here to READ MORE.
IN THE NEWS
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.
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Highlights from the Blog
Last year, the Supreme Court in the Bruen case adopted a different approach to evaluating laws restricting firearms in light of the Second Amendment.
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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!
The right to bear arms established under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is often misunderstood and often misrepresented.
The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV) is pleased to welcome its new slate of Board of Directors.
94% of RICAGV-endorsed candidates win seats in new General Assembly.
Dozens attended the party at the United Way of RI, a CGVPRI partner.
The decision strikes down a one-hundred-year-old law in New York state.
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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