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.


Your generous contribution to Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, a 501c3 nonprofit, will help support our cause!


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!


Learning, Worrying, and Wondering ‘What If?’ While Reading the News

The news reports appear every day. More shootings. More heartache. More silence and inaction from those legislators who block consideration and ...
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Suicide and Firearms among American Youth: Two Problems Intrinsically Linked

Note: Gun violence prevention requires attention to a variety of underlying issues and problems. Suicide, in particular, represents a major ...
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Let’s not permit the issue of Gun Violence to be used for OTHER policy agendas…

Pick a day, any day.  News reports—at the local, state, and national level—tell us about troubling and tragic incidents of ...
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Day After Day, The Not-So-Happy News

Our fifteen-month pandemic experience gave us intensified problems with gun violence.  We do not know the precise cause of the ...
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We Sit Still. But the Problems Do Not.

I sit down at the computer on a quiet Sunday afternoon intending to briefly check the day’s news.  After typing ...
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Looking for Lessons Within Reports of Multiple Mass Shootings

A news report recently presented this disturbing headline: “There Were At Least 11 Mass Shootings Across the US This Weekend” ...
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Imagining What Is Possible

In recent weeks, I have received messages from different people comparing gun policy in the United States with laws, policies, ...
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Looking for Insight Amid Repetitive Reports of Gloomy News

Boulder.  Indianapolis.  Austin.  The list of cities with publicized mass shootings grows with disturbing frequency.  We notice—momentarily.  We mourn—momentarily.  And ...
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Numbness and Numbers

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