Who We Are

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 prevention programs. MCPGV and its partners work collaboratively to prevent gun violence through community education and stronger gun laws.

What We Stand For

Americans have the right to be safe in our homes, schools, and communities and to live in a country free from the fear, loss, and grief caused by gun violence. MCPGV, its umbrella organization, States United, and its grassroots affiliates are unified in a state-by-state and national effort to:

  • Make all Americans safer by keeping guns out of the hands of felons, terrorists and the violent mentally ill through background checks for all gun purchases
  • Keep women and children safer by keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers
  • Protect families by demanding that gun-owners take responsibility and keep guns in the home locked, unloaded & safely stored
  • Educate parents and children to talk about the risk and dangers of gun violence in the home and on our streets
  • Prevent mass shootings by banning military-style weapons from our communities

What We Do

MCPGV advocates strongly for:

  • Universal background checks for all firearm purchases
  • Legislation to make schools “gun free zones”
  • Extreme risk protection order
  • A ban on military style weapons/ammunition
  • Child Access Prevention legislation and programs to ensure that our children are safe both at home and in the wider community

MCPGV does this work by:

  • Educating the community about gun violence issues and current gun-related legislation
  • Organizing local action to highlight the impact of gun violence on the community
  • Communicating effectively with community leaders, the public and the media
  • Contributing fact-based input to local elected representatives and members of Congress about stronger gun laws