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News & Facts

Michigan State Capitol Commission—Where Are You?

It is long past time to ban firearms in the possession of anyone other than law enforcement officers in the State Capitol and on Capitol grounds.  Will we learn any ...
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Dreading the Unexpected and Pondering Possibilities for Prevention

Two unexpected events have captured my attention in recent days. First, national news reports, including police video, depict officers taking Brad Parscale into custody. Until recently, Parscale was President Trump’s ...
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Concert Across America

We’re very excited for this year’s Concert Across America to End Gun Violence and Celebrity Auction. Musical legends including Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz ...
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Never-Ending News & the Essential Elements of Democracy

News reports continuously remind us of the varied nature of risks and harms from gun violence, as well as debates about beneficial courses of actions. Recent weeks have been no ...
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Gun Violence Prevention & Background Checks

Accidental Shootings and Safe Storage ...
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Unsettling News About Second Amendment Law

On August 14, a three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in California issued a 2-to-1 decision striking down California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines that hold ...
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Guns & the Cycle of Fear

Nearly every week brings grim reminders of the continuing problems of gun violence that plague our nation. Little more than one week ago, we marked the one-year anniversary of two ...
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What if we were Committed to what we say about Gun Violence?

“No mother should ever have to cradle her dead child in her arms simply because politicians refuse to do what is necessary….” (President Donald Trump, July 22, 2020). Virtually all ...
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The Harms of Reflexive Gun Use

American law traditionally excuses threats and violence that would otherwise be treated as crimes when the perpetrators have a justification of self-defense. As instruments with lethal power, guns should not ...
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Can We Talk? Dividing Lines & Limiting Gun Violence

A major challenge in the effort to address gun violence is cultivating the ability to listen and discuss issues across a cultural divide. Each week, there are events that remind ...
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U.S. Supreme Court & the 2nd Amendment: 2020

During the final days of June each year, the U.S. Supreme Court announces its remaining decisions for the annual term that runs from October through June. For those interested in ...
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Extreme Risk Protection Order- What you need to know.

ERPO legislation can save lives. We must act now. EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS will allow families and law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily suspend a person’s access to ...
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MI Ranks #7 for Black Homicide Victimization

91% of Black Homicide Victims in Michigan were Killed with Guns. Michigan has the 7th highest black homicide victimization rate in the nation with a rate of 28.55 per 100,000 ...
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Block the NRA’s Dream Bill – Sign the Petition

The National Rifle Association's dream bill is moving through Congress. It pushes concealed carry reciprocity, an extremely dangerous policy that would undermine state efforts to protect residents from gun violence ...
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Tavon Tanner, a bullet, and what happened on the streets of Chicago

Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune wrote about Tavon Tanner, one of 24 children 12 or under who have been shot in Chicago this year. He wanted to see the ...
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Violence Policy Center

VPC: Concealed Carry Killers

Click on the image below to view the interactive map. Source: VPC: Concealed Carry Killers ...
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Courtesy The Trace

Courtesy of The Trace- Jolting Ads from 1968 Catalyzed the Modern Gun Debate

The Trace featured an article by Olivia Li on Ads (Courtesy Advertising Age) from 1968 that are relevant to today's Gun Debate. After the assassination of three American icons, a ...
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Every. Other. Day.

Thats how often a child dies from an accidental shooting at the hands of other children or adults. USA TODAY and AP conducted a study that revealed that the number ...
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Guns and Domestic Violence

Guns and Domestic Violence.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), there have been 487 gun related domestic violence fatalities since the beginning of this ...
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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention: Learn the facts. Save Lives.

Learn the facts Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among teens and young adults and the 10th leading cause of death among all Americans. On average, 4 teenagers ...
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Past Events

Coronavirus Update

In response to growing concerns over the coronavirus MCPGV has decided to postpone the remaining two productions of The Gun ...
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The Gun Show

MCPGV and Director Rob Roznowski are producing The Gun Show, written by Playwright E.M. Lewis. The one-actor play explores Ms ...
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Vigil of Remembrance

Join MCPGV as we come together to remember, reflect, and rededicate ourselves to protecting our communities from gun violence! MCPGV ...
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Legislative Day

This is a great opportunity for you to make your voice heard- to those who directly represent YOU and your ...
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Vigil at the Capital Steps Tomorrow

Join the MCPGV at the MI State Capital steps this Wednesday.Gather to honor those lost and save those who will ...
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MCPGV Meeting

Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence Quarterly Meeting April 2 The MCPGV is hosting a quarterly meeting on April 2nd ...
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The Concert Across America

Ending gun violence takes everyone. Many different voices with the same message. The power of music to reach far and ...
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ACTION! Take a Stance Against Michigan House Bill 4416

Michigan House Bill 4416, a permitless carry bill will be heard in the Michigan House Judiciary Committee this Wednesday afternoon. Your action can ...
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