Protect Minnesota opening day rally at the Capitol

Members of Protect Minnesota and Moms Demand Action this week opened their 2019 legislative session with a rally urging legislators to remain committed to keeping gun violence prevention an immediate priority.

Members of both organizations called upon the memory of the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and other members of Arizona’s Legislature, as well as the recent increase in gun violence in America in order to demand legislation promoting the passage of red flag laws, criminal background checks, and stronger gun violence prevention.

 About 90 percent of Minnesotans support criminal background checks for the purchase of firearms. The Senate DFL remains committed to the importance of criminal background checks and gun violence prevention.