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
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 14:19
Dear [[First_Name]], We had an amazing event on Monday evening in Minneapolis. So many of you were able to join us as we celebrated our shared achievements in the past year, highlighted the youth engaged in our movement and looked to the future with hope. Our signature fundraising event, "Happin
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:49
Dear [[First_Name]], Tonight's the night. I hope you'll be able to join us for Protect Minnesota's signature event, "Happiness: Imagining Childhood Free of Gun Violence" at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. Tickets for the show and the VIP reception that precedes it are still available. *C
Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:10
Dear [[First_Name]], We're less than a week away from our fundraising show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. Final preparations are underway for "Happiness: Imagining Childhood Without Gun Violence," which will be held on Monday night, June 9. This special event will showcase amazing Tw
Fri, 05/30/2014 - 13:05
Dear [[First_Name]], Late yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan measure aimed at improving our nation's existing background check system. The amendment, sponsored by Representative Mike Thompson of California passed on a vote of 260-145. Members of Minnesota's Cong
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]