MICHIGAN: The Extreme Risk Protective Order was signed into law on May 22, 2023. MINNESOTA: Governor Walz signed several gun violence prevention measures into law. Extreme Risk Protection Orders, Universal Background Checks, and funding for Community Violence Intervention and Gun Violence Research were enacted on May 19, 2023. ILLINOIS: After being challenged twice, the Assault Weapons Ban remains law. In a one-sentence order, SCOTUS declined a request from a gun store owner and a gun rights group to block the state AWB ban law. In May, the Gun Industry Accountability Act passed the Illinois General Assembly that will prohibit advertising and marketing that encourages para-Military or unlawful private militia activity; and prevent targeted advertising to minors. Governor Pritzker has publicly stated he will sign it. NORTH CAROLINA: The permit-less carry bill was pulled from the NC House calendar after North Carolinians Against Gun Violence rallied volunteers, advocates and survivors to contact their legislators and put a stop to this dangerous bill.
JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH Did you know LGBTQ+ people are more than twice as likely to be a victim of gun violence than their cisgender and straight peers?
LGBTQ+ youth also disproportionately face violence at school. 29% of transgender youth have been threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, compared to 7% of cisgender youth.
#DISARMHATE for PRIDE
The action is happening in the states!
The federal government rarely enacts the life-saving legislation that our country needs. Leadership can and must come from the states. States United to Prevent Gun Violence is the only national organization that supports independent, state-led gun violence prevention groups.