RI gun laws Could RI Law Have Disarmed A Domestic Abuser Like The Texas Church Shooter? By Lynn Arditi • Nov 7, 2017 RIPR Flo Jonic Rhode Island's new gun laws aim to prevent shootings by domestic abusers like the gunman in Texas’s church massacre. Gun Law Debate Returns To Statehouse By Ian Donnis • Apr 25, 2017 RIPR FILE PHOTO Debate over gun-related legislation will return to the Statehouse later Tuesday. Good RI News -- Our State's Low Gun Violence Rate By Scott MacKay • Jan 10, 2017 RIPR FILE PHOTO Once again, a national study shows some good news for Rhode Island – the Ocean State has one of the nation’s very lowest per capita gun violence rates. Scott MacKay Commentary: A National Ranking RI Can Be Proud Of By Scott MacKay • Jan 8, 2016 RIPR FILE Listen Listening... / 4:07 Rhode Island is once again near the bottom in a national ranking of the 50 states. Usually that’s a reason for concern, but in this case, RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says the bottom is a good place to be.