Tag Archive for: gun violence

UPDATED 3-12: Testimony and Debate About Gun Deaths of Children

The hearing opened with the acknowledgement that firearms are now the leading cause of death for U.S.  children, spiking considerably over the past ten years.

Major Public Safety and Gun Legislation Bills Signed Into Law (and Some of the Debates Against Them)

"Red flag" gun legislation will restrict access to people who are in danger of using guns to cause harm, including in domestic violence issues. Opposition voices included here...

‘We’re going to pass this’: Walz advocates for gun control in Minnesota

“We’ve been having this damn conversation too long,” Walz said.

What Do We Actually Know About Gun Violence?

Details about gun ownership, national school shootings, Minnesota gun deaths, and intimate partner homicides

Testimony in Support of New Public Safety Approach; HF25 Moves Forward in House

"If the people who had answered that [911] call could have identified that [my mother] was struggling with mental health, they could have connected her with services that prevented her suffering."

988 Suicide Prevention Number Increases Access to Support Centers

Suicide, or death by intentional self-harm, has been steadily rising in Minnesota for the past 20 years.

In the News: October 2022

Post–School Shooting Guide, Tech Gaps

Rep. Heather Keeler on Transparency, Gun Violence, Inclusion

If I can be honest in who I am, and the opportunity that I have in this seat, hopefully there is a little girl out there who can hear or see a message and realize that it is a possibility for them — that they are not too broken to do this work. We all deserve to be in this space and make these changes together.

Survey Results: What Do You Fear?

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Minnesota Women’s Press conducted a virtual statewide survey to ask Minnesotans about their current fears.

News Bites: December 2021

Firearm purchases, Feminist retelling of stories, Trauma-informed response

The Prevalence of Guns

There have been nearly 80 reported homicides in Minneapolis in 2021, as of October 25. The list below includes 17 gun violence cases in Hennepin County that have someone in custody or sentenced since then, going back to 2019.