Senate DFL legislators present plan to combat gun violence

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In response to the historic March for Our Lives, DFL senators joined high school students and Minnesotans of diverse backgrounds to announce the Senate’s first comprehensive plan to address the epidemic of gun violence in our society. Click here to watch full video of the announcement.

An existing plan introduced in the Senate focuses on school security. By contrast, the new plan is the first comprehensive, multipronged approach to address gun violence introduced in the Senate this year. It focuses on three categories:

SCHOOLS

Improve school security equipment and require districts to establish threat assessment teams.

RESEARCH

Collect and study de-identified data about gun ownership the same way the state studies other public health data, such as obesity or diabetes rates.

GUN SAFETY

Keep guns out of the hands of criminals and people who may harm themselves.

A fact sheet with more information about the plan is available here.

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