Jennifer Smith Boylan
By Steve Ahlquist on June 2, 2017
National Gun Violence Prevention Day was inspired the friends of Hadiya Pendleton, a teen who marched in President Barrack Obama’s second inaugural parade and was shot and killed a week later near her home in Chicago. Hadiya Pendleton would have turned 18 today.
Posted in Chicago, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Featured, Gun Control, National News, News, Providence | Tagged Barrack Obama, Hadiya Pendleton, Jennifer Smith Boylan, jorge elorza, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Rhode Island Moms Demand Action | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 14, 2017
Representative Teresa Tanzi has introduced legislation that seeks to protect the victims of domestic abuse by taking firearms out of the hands of abusers.
Posted in Domestic Violence, Featured, Gun Control, Health Care, Rhode Island | Tagged Deborah DeBare, domestic violence, Everytown for Gun Safety, Jennifer Smith Boylan, Jerry Belair, Protect Rhode Island Families Act, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, RICADV, RICAGV, Teresa Tanzi | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 15, 2016
In the galley, over a half dozen people representing Moms Demand Action stood up and left, tired of the meaningless platitudes and prayers being offered by our legislators.
Posted in Activism, Featured, Gun Control, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women | Tagged Deborah Ruggiero, Jennifer Smith Boylan, moms demand action, Nicholas Mattiello, NRA, Pulse, william murphy | 6 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 15, 2016
Rhode Island continues to respond to the terrible events that took place at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in beautiful, moving and powerful ways. Last night hundreds gathered at the Roger Williams National Memorial, the site of our state’s very first Pride event 40 years ago, in solidarity, mourning and empowerment.
Posted in Activism, Featured, Gun Control, LGBTQ, Youth | Tagged Donna Nesselbush, Ethan Huckel, Gina Raimondo, Jennifer Smith Boylan, jorge elorza, josh miller, Kate Monteiro, moms demand action, Nicholas Mattiello, Pulse, RI Council for Muslim Advancement, TGI Network of RI, YPI | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on December 11, 2015
Despite the steady, deadly drumbeat of mass shootings and the hysteria being generated by the Republican presidential front runner over refugees and Muslims, forces are beginning to coalesce around a series of reforms to our gun laws on both the sate and national level.
Posted in Gun Control, Photos, Religion, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Farid Ansari, gene Dyszlewski, guns, interfaith, islam, Jennifer Smith Boylan, linda finn, Rhode Island Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, RICAGV | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 19, 2015
According to a new poll, “80 percent of Rhode Islanders support a proposal to change state law so that a person convicted of domestic violence or a person subject to a domestic violence protective order cannot buy or possess a gun.”
Posted in Featured, Gun Control | Tagged domestic violence, Everytown for Gun Safety, guns, Jennifer Smith Boylan, Rally Against Gun Violence, Rhode Island Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, second amendment | 1 Response