Press Release:

Statement from Kayla Hicks, Director of African-American & Community Outreach, on Deborah Lee’s Call to Action on Gun Violence
Jun 27, 2016


“As the Director of African-American & Community Outreach with the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, I applaud BET Chairwoman Deborah Lee for using her platform and influence to address the 'appalling' gun violence occurring in our country today."



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 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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  • 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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