Press Releases

Guns Make Domestic Violence Lethal; Reducing Firearm Access Saves Lives

Oct 17, 2016

Research shows that easy access to guns turns domestic violence fatal. More than half – 55 percent – of American women killed with a gun are killed by an intimate partner or family member. Women in abusive relationships are 500 percent more likely to be killed when their abusers have access to guns. Evidence also shows that states that restrict abusers’ firearms access can reduce the risk of domestic homicide by as much as 25 percent.



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.



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."



LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY FEUER TO DISCUSS EFFORTS TO IMPLEMENT CALIFORNIA’S GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDER LAW

Jan 06, 2015

Los Angeles, CA—On Thursday, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer will be joined at a press conference by gun violence survivors and Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) executive director Josh Horwitz to discuss implementation of California's Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) law.