Northstar Conference Call for Presentation Proposals

by Nancy Bence

The Northstar Conference Planning Committee is currently seeking proposals for presentations of 20, 30 or 60 minutes by individuals with appropriate academic credentials and/or recognized professional expertise related to the study or field of gun violence prevention that:  1.    Present data-driven and evidence-based research or information about gun violence and its prevention.  2.    Relate to one … Continue reading Northstar Conference Call for Presentation Proposals

Minnesotans and background checks

by Joan Peterson

Minnesota State Fair attendees, a pretty good cross section of Minnesotans from all over the state, have once again confirmed that requiring Brady background checks on all gun sales is something that ought to happen. From the report released after the Fair closed: 2. Should criminal background checks be required on all gun sales, including private … Continue reading Minnesotans and background checks

Terror-again- in America

by Joan Peterson

This blog is altered slightly from its’ original post on commongunsense.me. Protect Minnesota stands with and supports its’ LGBTQ friends after the senseless act of terror at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We are united with people of all races, genders, sexual preference, religious persuasion, age, economic status and political viewpoint. An alleged act … Continue reading Terror-again- in America

Wear Orange- June 2nd

by Joan Peterson

In one week , on June 2nd, people all over the country will participate in Wear Orange Day- national day of awareness for gun violence prevention. There will activities such as walks, proclamations by Mayors, gatherings of participants wearing orange, posting of selfies and photos on social media, turning city structures orange and generally remembering … Continue reading Wear Orange- June 2nd

MN Law enforcement support for broader background checks on firearms purchases….

by Nancy Bence

It’s not just wild-eyed activists pleading for expanded background checks on firearms purchases.  This article from the Minneapolis Star Tribune describing law enforcement influence at the Minnesota legislature shows there are many police and law enforcement leaders who also want to work towards reducing gun violence.   Our thanks goes out to Dennis Flaherty, Director … Continue reading MN Law enforcement support for broader background checks on firearms purchases….

Gun violence has a price……..

by Nancy Bence

Gun violence has a price.  Not only for the victims. (Below follows an article about former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak from the Minneapolis Star Tribune) “Rybak rejected the advice that mayors should best be associated with bearing good news and decided that he would be on the scene whenever a young person died from gun … Continue reading Gun violence has a price……..

America’s new “OK Corral”

by Joan Peterson

It is becoming more and more difficult to narrow the topic for my blog posts because there are so many shooting incidents to write about. But this article from the St. Paul Pioneer Press gave me pause. From the article: “Jones said someone then threw a punch and “hell broke loose,” the complaint said. “Jones … Continue reading America’s new “OK Corral”

Guns kill people

by Joan Peterson

Yes they do. Guns are the only product sold to consumers that are not regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. They are also in a unique category called deadly weapons that mostly includes guns and certain types of knives. Guns are designed to inflict harm and kill people ( or animals in the case of … Continue reading Guns kill people

Road rage in Minnesota

by Joan Peterson

It’s happened again. Someone decided to take out their anger over a traffic problem with a gun. Why do people carry guns in their cars? That is the question. Let’s look at what happened in Minneapolis yesterday: A 39-year-old woman who honked at a vehicle that cut her off was shot four times in rush-hour … Continue reading Road rage in Minnesota

More anger in Minnesota

by Joan Peterson

In my last post I wrote about a road rage incident that left an innocent woman with gunshot injuries just because she honked her horn at another car. The shooter has still not been apprehended though I suspect that will eventually happen since there is a photo of the car now on the internet. Since … Continue reading More anger in Minnesota

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