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Topic: gun control

So far this year, the Providence Police Department has documented 189 instances of aggravated assault and eight Providence residents have lost their lives due to shootings.

Metro, News

Rhode Island community organizations reflect on recent uptick in violence

June 9, 2021 1 comment

After a recent series of violent incidents in the wake of last year’s uptick in local shootings and homicides in Providence, community organizations consider the change necessary to bring violent crime rates down.

Apple ’21: Dems, don’t back down on gun control

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Dems, don’t back down on gun control

November 22, 2020 7 comments

Since the 2016 election, in which Trump overwhelmingly won rural white voters, a common question has been: How can Democrats win the white working-class and rural vote back? Traditionally the party of the working class, Democrats have become an increasingly urban and suburban party, and lost rural voters because of it.

In recent efforts to increase gun control, Rhode Island Congress passed a gun prohibition bill supported by the governor and attorney general.

Metro, News

State poised to ban 3-D-printed guns, ‘ghost guns’

February 27, 2020 5 comments

In the first six weeks of the 2020 Legislative Session, both chambers of the Rhode Island General Assembly passed bills which outlaw 3-D-printed guns and other untraceable or undetectable firearms, better known as ‘ghost guns.’

Pro-gun-control and Second-Amendment activists rally in the  State House before  Representatives voted on a bill to ban “ghost guns.”

Metro, News

Rhode Island House votes to ban ‘ghost guns’

February 14, 2020 Comments are Disabled

The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would ban 3D-printed guns and other untraceable firearms, commonly known as “ghost guns,” according to a press release from the State of Rhode Island General Assembly.

R.I. law requires blue card records to be destroyed


R.I. law requires blue card records to be destroyed

February 13, 2020 1 comment

In order to purchase a pistol or revolver in Rhode Island, residents must show the seller a “blue card”: a certificate that shows the applicant has passed the state’s requisite gun safety exam. But current state laws require that all records of blue card applications be destroyed after 30 days […]

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.

News, University News

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.

Metro, News

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

Metro, News

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

November 13, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

Metro, News

Gubernatorial candidates clash on economy, gun safety

November 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

Metro, News

Interfaith vigil mourns Tree of Life victims

October 29, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.