Senate DFLers announced last week a comprehensive package of bills to address public safety that not only respond to the uptick in crime but also make strong investments in preventing crime moving forward. This week in the Human Services Reform Committee, a Senate DFL sponsored bill was presented that would help communities reduce gun violence.
This bill would award ongoing grants to Guns Down Love Up, a Twin Cities community safety organization that uses positive community interactions and restorative practices to promote conflict resolution before disputes lead to gun violence.
Gun violence is a complex public safety and public health issue. This is one of the few DFL public safety proposals that has been heard by Senate Republicans, and it would offer strong investments towards community-led efforts to prevent future gun violence. DFLers will continue to fight to make sure that upstream proposals like these are included in public safety legislation this session. (SF 3643)