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Create a Statewide Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention

  • States across the nation are creating individual offices to assess the local landscape of gun violence.
  • These offices are critical in serving as leaders of statewide administration and coordination.*
  • They can pursue federal funding for violence prevention, coordinate existing resources across state agencies, and help coordinate and support local efforts to address gun violence in particular communities.
  • These offices can also serve a key educational role of teaching about firearm safety, state laws, and regulation.
  • Currently in Minnesota, Minneapolis has the Office of Violence Prevention, and St. Paul has the Office of Neighborhood Safety, however no office is in place at a statewide level.**



*Giffords Launches Giffords Center for Violence Intervention. (2022, October 5). Giffords.

**City of Minneapolis. (2016). Next Step. Retrieved January 22, 2023, from website:

Lee, J. (2019, November 18). After positive results, Minneapolis looks to expand anti-violence program | MinnPost. Retrieved January 22, 2023, from MinnPost website:



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