Topic: gun control

Dozens of students filed into a room in Friedman Hall Wednesday night for an “Introduction to Gun Violence Prevention” event co-hosted by three on-campus organizations.

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Grassroots activists, politicians talk gun violence

September 26, 2019 1 comment

In 2015, artist Scott Lapham walked into a sporting store in Rhode Island to take a 20-question true-or-false test that “any 10 year old could study for,” he said. One week and $400 later, he walked out with an AR-15.

One of the bills would restrict Concealed Carrier Permit holders from bringing firearms into schools. Rhode Island is one of four states currently allowing CCP holders to enter schools with firearms.

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R.I. House hears gun safety bills endorsed by Governor, Attorney General

March 20, 2019 2 comments

Three gun safety bills endorsed by Gov. Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Peter Neronha were heard Tuesday at the House Judiciary Committee hearing.

R.I. gun safety working group to inform governor’s decisions

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R.I. gun safety working group to inform governor’s decisions

November 13, 2018 0 comments

The October findings of Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Working Group for Gun Safety — the 43-member collective that worked to study gun violence in Rhode Island for over six months — are informing many of the Governor’s conversations in preparation for the start of the January legislative session.

Moderator Gene Valicenti facilitated debate among the four candidates on topics including public education and government corruption.

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Gubernatorial candidates clash on economy, gun safety

November 2, 2018 0 comments

In the final televised gubernatorial debate , the four candidates clashed over whether incumbent Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo deserved credit for improving Rhode Island’s economy and prompted heated discussions about education, school safety and the controversial public benefits registration system.

Community members lit candles in remembrance of the 11 victims of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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Interfaith vigil mourns Tree of Life victims

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Following the recent mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, hundreds of Rhode Islanders gathered in an interfaith vigil outside the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island headquarters Monday evening.

The R.I. House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow courts to issue protection orders against individuals deemed a threat.

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House passes ‘Red Flag’ bill to combat gun violence

April 13, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 60 to eight Thursday to pass a “Red Flag” bill that would allow courts to take action against individuals who own a firearm and are considered to pose imminent danger to themselves or others.

President Christina Paxson P’19, Erin Arcand, a legislative aide to Sen. Jack Reed, D-RI, and Nina Gregg, a Rhode Island School of Design student and Marjory Stoneman Douglas alum delivered speeches to the crowd Wednesday morning during the nationwide walk-out against gun violence.

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Walk-out mourns Parkland victims, calls for action

March 14, 2018 0 comments

Against the backdrop of a nationwide school walkout Wednesday morning, members of the Brown community gathered on the Main Green to show solidarity against gun violence and advocate for gun safety regulation.

Columns, Opinions

Simshauser ’20: States’ Rights, Revised for Liberals

March 7, 2018 2 comments

In the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, gun control has once again been pushed to the forefront of public discourse.

Editorial: We can’t be silent about gun violence

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Editorial: We can’t be silent about gun violence

November 7, 2017 0 comments

In December 2012, President Christina Paxson P’19 decided to sponsor a series of forums on school shootings.