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States Refocus Their Attention on College Campus Gun Laws and Keeping Students Safe

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CopCarOn Feb. 22, Gov. Dan Malloy (D-CT) announced the formation of the new “States for Gun Safety” coalition to combat gun violence. 

Governors from New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island joined the coalition initially, and on Feb. 26, the coalition expanded to include Massachusetts, Delaware and Puerto Rico.

The multistate coalition will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to better share information through a comprehensive, regional approach. The coalition will advance a multi-pronged effort focused on enhancing interstate information sharing among law enforcement and stopping the flow of out-of-state guns.

In addition, each state member will designate an institution of higher education to partner with the others and create the nation’s first Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium made up of public health, social welfare, public policy and criminal justice experts who will share and examine data to better inform policymakers nationwide.

The coalition plans to push the federal government to enact commonsense gun safety laws. Specifically, the multistate coalition will call on the federal government to swiftly enact universal background checks, an assault weapons ban and a federal waiting period between the purchase and delivery of guns.

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