Gun Violence

The Rhode Island State House has been the site of many recent deliberations on gun control and mental health policy.

Metro

State leaders confront gun violence following shootings

February 7, 2013 1 comment

Debates on gun control, school safety, mental health and gun research emerge in Rhode Island.

Gun violence scholars face data, funding barriers

Science & Research

Gun violence scholars face data, funding barriers

February 7, 2013 6 comments

Obama’s executive order may rejuvenate a research field that has seen sparse funding for nearly 20 years.

Metro

R.I. Congress delegation supports federal gun restrictions

February 7, 2013 2 comments

Bills would expand background checks, close loopholes and limit magazine capacity.

Metro

R.I. legislators propose update to school safety plan

February 7, 2013 0 comments

The state aims to revamp school safety policy as a response to last year’s Sandy Hook shooting.

Metro

State seeks to improve mental health care system

February 7, 2013 0 comments

Officials will use federal funds and legislation to bolster the care R.I. delivers to the mentally ill.

Metro

State discusses legislation to lower gun homicide rate

February 7, 2013 3 comments

A committee of legislators will explore policy changes in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook.