• Consortium Researchers and Local Experts Convene at the Medical Society of Delaware

    On March 7, 2016, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, in partnership with the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence and Americans for Responsible Solutions, convened a forum at the Medical Society of Delaware to discuss gun violence prevention policies.

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  • New Report on Removing Firearms from Domestic Abusers

    On February 17, 2016, the Consortium for Risk Based Firearm Policy and Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV) released a new report titled, “Firearm Removal/Retrieval in Cases of Domestic Violence.” The report provides a comprehensive overview of best practices for firearm removal in cases of domestic violence. Kelly Roskam, legal counsel for the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund), had a leading role in developing and writing the report.

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  • Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy Members Weigh in on Mental Health Bill

    On February 10, 2016, members of the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy ( Dr. Jeffrey Swanson and Dr. Marvin Swartz of Duke University; Dr. Paul Appelbaum of Columbia University; and Richard Bonnie of the University of Virginia School of Law) provided testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on S. 2002, the "Mental Health and Safe Communities Act of 2015." The hearing was titled, “Breaking the Cycle: Mental Health and the Justice System.”

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  • Executive Director Josh Horwitz's Testimony on Senate Mental Health Bill

    On February 10, 2016, Josh Horwitz, Executive Director of the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, submitted testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on S. 2002, the "Mental Health and Safe Communities Act of 2015." The hearing was titled, “Breaking the Cycle: Mental Health and the Justice System.”

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  • Ed Fund Staffers Author Chapter in New Book on Guns and Mental Health

    Ed Fund Executive Joshua Horwitz, Legal Counsel Kelly Ward, and former Public Health Fellow Anna Grilley have coauthored a chapter entitled “Preventing Gun Violence: Decreasing Access to Firearms during Times of Crisis” in the recently published book, Gun Violence and Mental Illness.

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Press Release:

Statement From Lori Haas, Virginia State Director, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence on the Richmond Greyhound Station Shooting
Apr 01, 2016


“I am heartbroken, distraught, and angered by the senseless shooting death of Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer at a Richmond Greyhound station yesterday afternoon.



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
  • 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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  • Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for New Mexico

    “Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for New Mexico” is a 2015 report by the Ed Fund that advises policy makers in the Land of Enchantment to expand current federal firearm prohibitions to include broader risk factors for dangerousness.

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  • Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Virginia

    “Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Virginia” is a 2015 report by the Ed Fund that advises the Commonwealth to expand current federal firearm prohibitions to include broader risk factors for dangerousness.

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  • Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Wisconsin

    “Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Wisconsin” is a 2014 Ed Fund report that encourages The Badger State to expand current federal firearm prohibitions to include broader risk factors for dangerousness.

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  • Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Illinois

    Published in December 2014, “Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Illinois” is an Ed Fund report that encourages The Prairie State to expand current federal firearm prohibitions to include broader risk factors for dangerousness.

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  • Guns, Public Health, and Mental Illness: An Evidence-Based Approach for Federal Policy

    “Guns, Public Health, and Mental Illness: An Evidence-Based Approach for Federal Policy” is a 2013 report commissioned by the Ed Fund that proposes specific, state-level policy recommendations aimed at preventing those most likely to commit violence from obtaining firearms.

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