CSM, now carrying out our mission as Protect Minnesota, works to end gun violence and the devastation it causes in our communities.
CSMEF/Protect Minnesota is dedicated to the belief that Minnesotans suffer far too frequently -- and unnecessarily -- from gun death and injury. The cost of each death and injury is not limited to the family that is immediately devastated by loss. The cost borne by the community, state and country is large and unacceptable. It includes not only financial losses but also the corrosive effect of fear. Protect Minnesota empowers victims of gun violence to tell their stories and advocates effective gun violence prevention that uses a public health approach. Protect Minnesota educates the public about the importance of safe gun storage, background checks before gun purchases, and stopping illegal gun trafficking. We also run youth programs for gun violence prevention that include conflict resolution skills. Since prevention measures need not conflict with gun ownership, we work with hunters and gun owners in our education efforts. Our websites are www.protectmn.org and www.endgunviolence.com.