The Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence (MCPGV) is an affiliate of States United to Prevent Gun Violence, a national non-profit organization focused on supporting state-based gun violence reduction policies and programs.

MCPGV and its partners work collaboratively to prevent gun violence through community education and the development of evidence-based policies.

Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence


Nine out of ten Americans agree that we should have universal background checks, including 3 out of 4 National Rifle Association members... ​


Find out what you can do to make a difference in the fight to end gun violence! Together we can work to keep our families and communities safe.


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Call your representative and urge them to support gun violence prevention legislation. Focus on the following areas:

  • Safe storage
  • Extreme risk protection orders
  • Universal background checks
  • Establishing a waiting period between firearm sale and delivery
  • Protections for domestic violence survivors
  • Require permits for ALL firearm sales

Proposed Gun Violence Prevention Legislation


  • ERPOs are civil orders that temporarily prohibit a person who is at risk of harming themselves or others from purchasing or possessing a firearm
  • ERPO laws are supported by a majority of Michigan voters.
  • Nearly two thirds of all firearm deaths in the United States are suicides. Extreme risk protection order laws help families prevent tragedy by temporarily removing firearms from people in crisis.

Safe Storage

  • Safe storage laws aim to prevent accidents and violent crime by holding gun owners legally responsible for safely storing their firearms when not in use.
  • Over 80% of Michiganders support prosecuting individuals for criminal negligence if they fail to safely store their firearms and their guns are used in the commission of a crime or an accident involving a child.
  • Roughly half of all firearm owners report that they don’t safely store their firearms.

Background Checks

  • 78% of Michiganders support extending the criminal background check required at licensed dealers to all firearm sales including those sold online and at gun shows.
  • Expanding background checks to include firearms sold online and at gun shows will help ensure that firearms won’t get in the hands of people that shouldn’t have them.

MCPGV Board Chair Christopher E. Smith discussed gun safety at a recent forum hosted by the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University.



Dr. Smith

Improving Gun Safety in Michigan

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Gun Policy Challenges: Reminders in the News

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Moving Forward

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Reflections on MSU and the Aftermath

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MSU Shootings

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And Now for the Bad News About Gun Safety Legislation

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A Promising Moment

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The Michigan Capitol Commission voted unanimously to support a limited prohibition on citizen-carried firearms inside the state Capitol. However, this ban does not apply to the Capitol grounds or to individuals with conceal carry permits. While an important first step, the Capitol Commission has a long way to go. Show your support and urge your representatives to ban all citizen firearms on the Capitol grounds! Let’s make our voices heard and put an end to this dangerous practice!