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A rural doctor recounts his family’s story of gun violence

“I want to prevent gun violence because I’m a rural physician, I’m a father, a grandfather and I think it’s my duty to help prevent gun violence.”

Every year, more than 600 American women are fatally shot by their intimate partners. That’s one domestic violence death nearly every 14 hours.

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Reference: Giffords Law Center: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reporting Program: Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR), 2014-2018.



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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