General Resources

Links to key documents and
partner organizations

Interfaith Alliance Election Letter

For helpful data about gun violence with citations:

Gun Facts — reliable, up-to-date data about gun violence with citations.

Second Amendment Heller Decision – fact sheet

Responses to Gun Lobby Objections – fact sheet

Firearm Safety – State of California Department of Justice


For Protect Minnesota’s original research and reports.

Firearm suicides in Minnesota
Key facts about gun suicides in Minnesota in 2018

Safe at Home amid COVID-19
Key facts about keeping Minnesotans safe at home amid the 2020 coronavirus pandemic

Firearm deaths in Minnesota
Summary of key statistics from the Minnesota Department of Health 2019 Firearm Deaths in Minnesota

Targeting Gun Violence in Minnesota 2019
An analysis of gun deaths in Minnesota in 2017, the most recent year for which data is available.

Minnesota Permit to Carry Laws

Permit to Carry Denials and Comparative Death Rates 2016 

Hennepin County Permit to Carry Denials
2006-2016. From Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension reports, with information
provided by the Sheriff department. Includes only those denials for which a reason
was given.

Ramsey County Permit to Carry Denials
2006-2016. From Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension reports, with information
provided by the Sheriff department. Includes only those denials for which a reason
was given.

Non-Metro Permit to Carry Denials
2006-2016. All counties other than Hennepin and Ramsey. From Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension reports, with information provided by the Sheriff department. Includes only those denials for which a reason was given.

If you want to download information about Protect Minnesota or our Action teams.

PM Intro Brochure

Paint It ORANGE! brochure, explaining our plan to expand into Greater Minnesota.

Info Sheet about Protect Minnesota and our Action teams

Interfaith Alliance for Gun Safety Brochure

Health Care Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence Brochure

Minnesota Coalition for Gun-Free Schools Brochure

Responsible Gun Owners of Minnesota Brochure


For resources for physicians, including a powerful letter by Dr. Thomas Kottke, President of the Twin Cities Medical Society

Clinical tools for preventing gun injuries

Minnesota Medical Association Statement on Gun Violence (March 2018)

What You Can Do Program handout for medical providers

2017 Northstar Public Health Conference on Gun Violence
includes reports, powerpoints from presentations, and the 2017-2018 statewide Gun Safety and Gun Violence Prevention Action Plan.


For data about permit to carry in Minnesota,

2019 Bureau of Criminal Apprehension permit to carry report


For data about guns and domestic abuse in Minnesota:

The 2017 Femicide Report by the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women


For an in-depth report on the costs of gun violence in Minnesota by

The Minnesota Coalition for Common Sense:

The Economic Cost of Gun Violence – Executive Summary

The Economic Cost of Gun Violence – Final Report


For more data and information about gun violence:

Violence Policy Center website

Gun Violence Archive website

Center for American ProgressGun Violence website

Everytown Research Organization website


For information related to state or national gun laws:

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence website


If you are interested in a great resource for schools and families with children:

Student Pledge Against Gun Violence website

The Student Pledge brochure


If you want to access to TONS of great resources for people of faith and faith groups:

Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence website

Bishops Against Gun Violence (Episcopal) website

Rabbis Against Gun Violence website


If you are interested in gun violence as a public health issue:

American Public Health Association website

American Public Health Association statements on gun violence

American Medical Association statement on gun violence

Doctors for America webpage on the CDC research ban


If you want to learn about an important national affiliation that 

Protect Minnesota is a member of:

States United to Prevent Gun Violence website

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