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Analyze And Publish Gun Crime Trace Data

  • Even states with strong gun violence prevention laws are imperiled by firearms being trafficked across state laws. One of the best ways to combat this is with reliable, accurate, and accessible gun trace data.
  • Any firearm recovered by law enforcement can typically be traced to the time and date of its first sale.
  • Gun trace data can help states understand how illegal firearms are entering their state.
  • Several states have used this data to develop more specialized law enforcement tools to fight this trafficking.
  • Currently less than 40% of Minnesota’s law enforcement agencies participate in ATF’s eTrace system and less than one third of those have opted into data sharing.*



*U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois. (n.d.). Retrieved January 20, 2023, from website:



Duluth Roundtable

Please join Protect Minnesota later this month in Duluth for an important conversation. As we’re gearing up for the 2023 elections and the 2024 legislative session, it’s more important than ever that the gun violence prevention community has the chance to connect with each other, share our priorities, and voice our hopes for the coming months and years.

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2023 Legislative Successes

We are thrilled to announce the passage in Minnesota of Extreme Risk Protection Orders, Universal Background Checks, and a 71 million dollar investment in community violence intervention. These vital gun violence prevention measures all passed in the public safety omnibus bill during the 2023 Minnesota legislative session.

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