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Gun Violence Touches Every Part of Minnesota

“Gun violence affects everybody across the board.”

In 2019, 470 people died because of gun violence in Minnesota. Those who died range from a a 4-year-old boy who was shot unintentionally to a dozen Minnesotans in their 80s, all of whom died by suicide. Minnesotans of all ages, and from all parts of the state, are directly and indirectly affected by gun violence.7

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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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Protesters advocating for gun violence reduction and gun law reform.

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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