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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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!


Imagining What Is Possible

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Looking for Insight Amid Repetitive Reports of Gloomy News

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Numbness and Numbers

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Every “Oh No, Not Again!” Is a Call for Legislative Action

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New Bills Begin to Move Forward in Congress

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Guns in the News: Sobering Reminders and Protective Actions

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Parkland, a New President, & a New Session of Congress

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What a Difference a Year Makes (and Not in a Good Way)

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The Latest Developments: The State Capitol Commission & the MI Legislature

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