Press Releases

Ed Fund Submits Testimony For High Risk Protective Order Legislation

May 12, 2017

“As a public health analyst, I amalgamate research evidence regarding indicators of dangerousness, the risk of violence towards self or others, access to guns, and gun deaths. Using the best available research, my colleagues and I work to determine who is likely to be at the highest risk of perpetrating violent acts and develop policies that reach and prohibit them from purchasing and possessing firearms for the duration of elevated risk. We also know that families and law enforcement desperately need legal tools to intervene and prevent tragedies when they are concerned about an at-risk individual. Laws like the High Risk Protection Order can save lives



Educational Fund Statement on National Public Health Week

Apr 03, 2017

“The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence is proud to participate in National Public Health Week. With more than 36,000 gun deaths in 2015 -- the highest number in nearly two decades -- it is clear that gun violence is a major public health crisis."



Ed Fund Statement: Lifting Gun Violence Research Ban is a Necessary Step

Mar 09, 2017

“We are committed to listening to research and crafting life-saving policies based on what data tells us about risk factors for violence. We are pleased to hear that Representative Murphy and others are also committed to this common-sense, data-driven approach.”



January Background Checks Down 25 Percent from Previous Year

Feb 03, 2017

“While NICS checks tend to decrease in the new year, it is interesting to see such a significant change from one January to the next,” said Ed Fund Executive Director Josh Horwitz. “We don’t yet know whether the decrease is due to the change in administration, but we will continue to monitor this trend, explore possible contributing factors, and make the numbers known.”