Keep MN Safe at Home

Last year, more than 450 Minnesotans lost their lives in gun violence, mostly through suicide. As Minnesota endures COVID-19, gun sales have skyrocketed. Research shows that people who live in homes with guns are NOT safer. In Minnesota, 80 percent of our gun deaths are suicides. More guns will lead to more suicides, homicides and unintentional shootings.

Protect Minnesota wants to help ensure Minnesotans are safe at home.

Please read and share our Safe at Home letter to Governor Walz. If you know of organizations who would sign onto our letter, let us know.

If you have guns in your home, please keep the guns locked and unloaded, with the ammunition stored separately. Safe storage saves lives.

If you are in a home with guns and feel unsafe, please reach out for help:

  • Contact 911 if you or a loved one is at imminent risk, and ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or Text MN to 741741
  • DayOne Crisis Hotline 866-223-1111 MN’s statewide hotline for people experiencing violence 
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 or 800-787-3224 (TTY)

We have much work ahead of us. Here are some ways you can help:

Find out how serious the gun violence problem is
in Minnesota by reading our most recent analysis.
Just click on the graphic to the right.

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