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CO Ceasefire -  Three priority bills passed in the CO legislature: Secure Storage in vehicles; Dealer Requirements and Permits; and an Excise Tax on firearms and ammunition to voters. Coalition for a Safer Delaware - Permit to Purchase became law on May 16. Hawaii Coalition to Prevent GV - Raise the age to 21 years ammunition sales passed and awaits

2024-06-03T18:44:58-04:00May 7th, 2024|Newsletters, States United News|

White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention

April 2024: The Biden-Harris Administration announced a new rule that will save lives by reducing the number of firearms sold without background checks. This final rule implements the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act’s expansion of firearm background checks—the only significant expansion of the background check requirement since 1993. This action is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s

2024-05-03T20:51:17-04:00May 1st, 2024|National News, States United News|

Iowa Perry School Shooting Response

STATE NEWS: In response to the Perry school shooting, Iowa House Republicans advanced a bill to arm teachers and assign school resource officers. Maine legislature to hold first public testimony on 4 bills - expanded background checks, a 72-hour waiting period, changes to the yellow flag law and amendment to bump stocks and similar

2024-04-18T09:20:57-04:00April 18th, 2024|Newsletters, States United News|

Update from Missouri

Statement from Grandparents for Gun Safety in Missouri: 'Once again we witnessed a tragic, unspeakable and PREVENTABLE mass shooting. We are angry and determined to act now to insist our elected officials serving in the Kansas and Missouri state legislatures and those representing us in Congress recognize easy access to guns is one fixable

2024-03-05T09:00:54-05:00March 5th, 2024|Newsletters, States United News|

New Year 2024

STATE NEWS Iowans for Gun Safety makes a call to action after a fatal school shooting in Perry, Iowa. Find ways to support their work on their site. We are excited to have Marylanders To Prevent Gun Violence back with States United! Learn more about them on their site and the new Gun Violence Prevention Center that they

2024-02-17T11:16:35-05:00February 17th, 2024|Newsletters, States United News|

From Our State Affiliates

MAINE GUN SAFETY COALITION Historic progress on gun safety measures were made in the recent legislative session! Background Checks: LD 2224 expands the requirements for Background Checks to advertised firearm sales and was signed by Governor Mills. 72 hour Waiting Period: LD 2238 requires a 72 hour waiting period to access a gun after purchase.

2024-05-03T19:54:31-04:00December 14th, 2023|From Our State Affiliates, States United News|

Washington, June 10 2022

Coalition of 32 state organizations supports responsible gun ownership, calls on voters and Senate to act. WASHINGTON, June 10, 2022 — To capture the groundswell of bipartisan support for responsible gun ownership, States United to Prevent Gun Violence (SUPGV) launched a public service campaign calling on voters to write to their Senators in support of

2024-02-13T17:03:08-05:00December 14th, 2023|Press Releases, States United News|

Summer Edition

GUNS TO GARDENS New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence hosted their 18th Guns To Gardens buyback! 156 guns were dismantled; 1/3 were semi-automatics and assault style rifles. Most of the participants surrendered their firearms for safety reasons. At GunSense NH first Guns to Gardens, 31 unwanted firearms were dismantled, including an AR-15. Ralph, a

2024-02-13T15:46:27-05:00July 11th, 2023|Newsletters, States United News|

Wear Orange Edition

JUNE IS GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH! STATE AFFILIATE NEWSMICHIGAN: 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

2024-02-13T15:46:27-05:00June 1st, 2023|States United News|


Guns to Gardens provides an opportunity for NH residents to remove unwanted firearms from circulation. More people understand that having a firearm in the home can be dangerous, especially with young children and teens in the house.New Hampshire state law prohibits law enforcement from destroying firearms which come into their possession and must either store

2024-02-13T15:46:28-05:00May 10th, 2023|States United News|
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