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.


For A Reception In Support of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 – 5:30 to 7:00 pm


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.


    On March 19th the Senate voted 28-7 in favor of secure storage. We are grateful for all of our volunteers, survivors and partners who made this happen. We are one step closer to a safer Rhode Island.

    Now to the House!

    Read all about it in our News Section.

    Help us fight the pro-gun lobby at the State House!

    Every dollar you give goes toward helping prevent gun violence in RI!

    Highlights from the Blog

    Gun Violence Awareness Day

    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.

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    Lobby Day 2023

    Lobby Day 2023

    Join Us for Lobby Day! Tuesday, April 4, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Rhode Island State House.

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    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.)

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    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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