• New ERPO Report from the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence

    "Extreme Risk Protection Orders: An Opportunity to Save Lives in Washington” is a 2016 report from the Ed Fund that provides information and data regarding extreme risk protection orders (ERPO), including how they work and why they are needed to save lives in Washington State.

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  • Consortium Researchers and Local Experts Convene at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.

    On September 7, 2016, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund), in partnership with the Texas Gun Sense, convened a forum at the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin, Texas to discuss gun violence prevention policies. More than 50 individuals from various fields — including mental health, domestic violence prevention, law enforcement, and public policy attended.

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  • Ed Fund Participates in National Suicide Prevention Week

    As National Suicide Prevention Week commences, it is important to remember the role easy access to firearms plays in suicides.

    “Nine out of ten people who survive a suicide attempt do not go on to die by suicide; when a gun is present, there is no second chance,” said Josh Horwitz, executive director of The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. “Effectively reducing suicides means committing to keeping guns out of the hands of those who are a danger to themselves and helping them get the care they need.”
    “Suicide is often dismissed when we discuss the horrors of gun violence in America.

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  • Consortium Researchers and Local Experts Convene at the Salem Convention Center in Salem, Oregon.

    On July 11, 2016, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund), in partnership with the Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety and Americans for Responsible Solutions, convened a forum at the Salem Convention Center in Salem, Oregon to discuss gun violence prevention policies.

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  • Consortium Researchers and Local Experts Convene at the University of Colorado

    On May 23, 2016, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, in partnership with the Colorado Ceasefire and Mental Health Colorado, convened a forum at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

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Press Release:

Washington Ballot Initiative 1491 Will Save Lives Indicates Analysis of Connecticut Law
Sep 20, 2016


Evidence shows Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) can save lives. A new report released by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence shows how such protection orders can be a valuable tool in reducing gun deaths in Washington. The report examines newly released data on the success of a similar policy in Connecticut that has been in effect for over a decade.



WHO WE ARE

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) was founded in 1978 as a 501(c)(3) affiliate organization of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. The Ed Fund develops and implements evidence-based policy advocacy campaigns that reduce gun death and injury.

The Ed Fund prides itself on developing innovative strategies to move the gun violence prevention movement forward. We have pioneered new approaches to address the intersection between mental illness and gun violence; promoted 21st century crime-solving technologies like microstamping; and encouraged municipal officials to use their "buyer power" as procurers of firearms for law enforcement to force the gun industry to engage in more responsible business practices.

Ed fund reports
  • EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS: AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE LIVES IN WASHINGTON

    "Extreme Risk Protection Orders: An Opportunity to Save Lives in Washington” is a 2016 report from the Ed Fund that provides information and data regarding extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs), including how they work and why they are needed to save lives in Washington State.

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  • Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Texas

    "Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Texas” is a 2016 report from the Ed Fund that provides recommendations for policy makers in The Lone Star State seeking to keep guns out of the hands of individuals with a history of violent behavior.

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  • Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Oregon

    "Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Colorado” is a 2016 report from the Ed Fund that provides recommendations for policy makers in The Centennial State seeking to keep guns out of the hands of individuals with a history of violent behavior.

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  • Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Colorado

    "Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Colorado” is a 2016 report from the Ed Fund that provides recommendations for policy makers in The Centennial State seeking to keep guns out of the hands of individuals with a history of violent behavior.

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  • Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for New Jersey

    "Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for New Jersey” is a 2016 report from the Ed Fund that provides recommendations for policy makers in The Garden State seeking to keep guns out of the hands of individuals with a history of violent behavior.

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  • Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Delaware

    The Ed Fund report “Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Delaware” advises policy makers in The First State to expand current federal firearm prohibitions to include broader risk factors for dangerousness.

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  • Firearms Removal/Retrieval in Cases of Domestic Violence

    "Firearms Removal/Retrieval in Cases of Domestic Violence" is report co-authored by the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy and Prosecutors Against Gun Violence. The report provides recommendations for policies and practices to reduce gun violence perpetrated by domestic abusers.

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  • Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for New York

    "Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for New York " is an Ed Fund report that offers policy solutions for lawmakers seeking to prevent dangerous individuals from obtaining firearms.

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  • Virginia’s Lethal Loopholes: Policy Solutions to Domestic Homicides Committed with Firearms

    The Ed Fund report “Virginia’s Lethal Loopholes: Policy Solutions to Domestic Homicides Committed with Firearms” provides recommendations to policy makers to prevent intimate partner-related homicides.

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  • Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Washington

    The Ed Fund report “Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Washington” advises policy makers in The Evergreen State to expand current federal firearm prohibitions to include broader risk factors for dangerousness.

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