Gun violence prevention group calls 2023 ‘historic’ for new state laws 

Legislatures have passed 80 gun-safety policies, according to Everytown for Gun Safety.
Former Congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabrielle Giffords, right, sits next to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, center, and Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., left, during a rally supporting gun reform legislation at the Michigan State Capitol, Wednesday, March 15, 2023, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

At least 11 states enacted gun-control laws so far in 2023, with gun-safety groups calling it a “historic year” for policies aimed at deterring gun violence.

According to an announcement by Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, legislatures have passed 80 gun-safety policies and allocated more than $530 million to gun violence prevention, while largely declining to weaken gun-control laws already on the books.

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