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The Reality and Fear of School Shootings Have Shaped a Generation of Students and Families

“I want my generation and future generations after me to be able to grow and learn in a safe environment.”

From Columbine and Sandy Hook to Red Lake and Parkland, a generation of students and their families have had to live with the reality and fear of school shootings. The U.S. has had more than 1,300 school shootings over the past 5 decades and the rate of school shootings is rising.6 Raphael is Protect Minnesota staff.

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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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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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