Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:00
Dear [[First_Name]], Minnesota is proud of its strong voter engagement, with one of the highest voter turnout percentages in the country. However, during a midterm election, that turnout drops, even here in the Gopher State. We're just over two weeks away from the November election and the c
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:38
Dear [[First_Name]], I wanted to send one more quick reminder about Sunday's event in Brooklyn Center because it is so important that you join us for Protect Minnesota's safe communities launch. For too long, our voices have been ignored and the issues we care about haven't received the attentio
Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:45
Dear [[First_Name]], The election season is in full swing - so let's make sure gun violence prevention is a campaign issue that can't be avoided. Can you help us build now for real change in the coming year? Please join us at our Protect Minnesota safe communities launch on Sunday afternoo
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:15
Dear [[First_Name]], It's been a difficult few weeks, watching the events in Ferguson, Missouri. The killing of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was remembered Monday at a funeral service, and the protests that followed, have rightly raised many questions for all of us. The reality is
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:34
Dear [[First_Name]], Thanks to you, the Minnesota gun violence prevention movement had a landmark legislative victory in 2014. We passed HF 3238, a bill to get guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers. We've still got much more to do -- but together, with people power, we can make
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:41
Dear [[First_Name]], Earlier this year, you helped pass a bill in the Minnesota Legislature to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers. But in many other states, no such protection exists. Minnesota's own U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has introduced a bill to correct that, an
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
Smart guns similar to James Bond's pistol are marching closer to reality as manufacturers expect to continue testing prototypes throughout 2014 and a few politicians push for new technology to make firearms safer. Manufacturers design "smart" guns, also referred to as "personalized" or "owner-authorized" firearms, to prevent intentional and unintentional shootings by children and other unauthorized users. The idea of incorporating technology into guns took hold during... [MSNBC News (USA), via]
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
Ever since George Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin in his Sanford, Fla., gated community, it's become an article of faith that the rash of lethal shootings in public places — from the Florida moviegoer who was killed after a texting and popcorn-throwing incident to Jordan Davis, shot in his car at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station to last week's lethal shooting in an Arizona Walmart — is attributable to the "stand your ground" laws enacted over the past decade... [Slate (USA), via]
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
The U.S. Supreme Court today told the National Rifle Association something the NRA has always known: Under the U.S. Constitution, gun possession can be legally regulated. The court declined to review two lower court rulings restricting the rights of Americans under age 21 to own handguns. The decisions run counter to the ferocious liberalization of gun laws throughout the nation after the court's 2008 Heller decision, in which a polarized 5-4 majority blew past the... [Bloomberg (USA), Editorial, via]
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
A Michigan man from Independence Township accidentally killed himself after reportedly firing a gun into his head while attempting to demonstrate how safe the weapon was. The 36-year-old man's girlfriend told law enforcement that he'd been drinking throughout the day when the incident occurred Sunday evening. Police told the Oakland Press that when they arrived at the home, the girlfriend was performing CPR on the man. He was declared dead at the scene. Authorities... [RT-TV Novosti (Russia), via]