• NEW Extreme Risk Laws Toolkit

    Extreme Risk Laws are now in effect in 13 states -- and are being considered in several more. In response to the increased interest in these laws, the Ed Fund has joined Giffords and the Alliance for Gun Responsibility to launch a state legislative toolkit. The toolkit, which is designed to help enact and implement Extreme Risk Laws across the country, aims to reach both advocates and legislators.

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  • New Paper Applies Social Ecological Model to Firearm Suicide Prevention

    The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) is pleased to announce the release of a new paper in Injury Prevention. The paper, entitled "Limiting Access to Lethal Means: Applying the Social Ecological Model for Firearm Suicide Prevention," was authored by the Ed Fund public health team and outlines a novel application of the social ecological model for firearm suicide prevention.

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  • Breaking Through Barriers: The Emerging Role of Healthcare Provider Training Programs in Firearm Suicide Prevention.

    The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy are proud to announce the release of a new report, “Breaking Through Barriers: The Emerging Role of Healthcare Provider Training Programs in Firearm Suicide Prevention.”

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  • Ed Fund Policy Experts Author Article on Gun Violence Restraining Orders

    Legal Director Kelly Roskam and Public Health Analyst Vicka Chaplin of the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence authored the article "The Gun Violence Restraining Order: An Opportunity for Common Ground in the Gun Violence Debate" for the University of Virginia - Institute of Law, Psychiatry, & Public Policy's Developments in Mental Health Law summer issue.

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  • Ed Fund Submits Testimony In Support of Extreme Risk Protective Orders in Massachusetts

    "As a Public Health Analyst for the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and native of Framingham, Massachusetts, I am writing today in support of House Bill 3081 - An Act establishing Extreme Risk Protective Orders (ERPOs). This bill would prohibit a person who poses a significant danger of causing physical harm to themselves, the petitioner, or anyone else from having in his or her custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving any firearms or ammunition for a period of up to 1 year"

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Press Release:

Ed Fund Press Release
Dec 07, 2018


“In 2017, nearly 109 people died every single day from gun violence. Gun violence is a public health epidemic that requires a public health solution, which is why we must immediately enact and implement evidence-based interventions - like permit-to-purchase policies and extreme risk laws.

“Gun violence has been part of our day-to-day lives for far too long. It is way past time that elected leaders at every level of government work together to make gun violence rare and abnormal.”



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
  • Breaking Through Barriers: The Emerging Role of Healthcare Provider Training Programs in Firearm Suicide Prevention.

    The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy are proud to announce the release of a new report, “Breaking Through Barriers: The Emerging Role of Healthcare Provider Training Programs in Firearm Suicide Prevention.”

    Read the report »

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

    “Guns, Public Health, and Mental Illness: An Evidence-Based Approach for State 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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  • Justice Denied: The Case Against Gun Industry Immunity

    “Justice Denied: The Case Against Gun Industry Immunity” is a 2013 report by the Ed Fund that exposes the unprecedented legal protections provided to the gun industry by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, a law enacted in 2005 at the behest of the NRA.

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  • Virginia’s Gun Show Loophole

    This 2003 report from the Ed Fund, titled "Virginia's Gun Show Loophole," examines a flaw in the state's gun laws that allows dangerous individuals to buy guns from private sellers at these events without undergoing a background check. The report argues for the closing of this loophole.

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  • Utilizing the Buyer Power Strategy to Reform the Gun Industry

    As major purchasers of firearms for law enforcement, U.S. cities have significant "buyer power" they can use to leverage change in the gun industry. "Countermarketing" is an exciting and novel strategy to curb the flow of illegally trafficked firearms. Read the Ed Fund's 2011 report, "Utilizing the Buyer Power Strategy to Reform the Gun Industry," to learn more.

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  • Microstamping Technology: Precise and Proven

    "Microstamping Technology: Precise and Proven" is a 2008 report from the Ed Fund that examines the latest evolution in ballistics identification. Microstamping technology makes microscopic engravings on cartridge casings that can identify a firearm, making it an invaluable crime-solving tool.

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  • Licensing Access to Handguns

    "Licensing Access to Handguns" is a 2002 report from the Ed Fund that argues that an "effective licensing system will prevent the vast majority of unqualified applicants from gaining access to handguns," thereby reducing gun violence in the United States.

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  • Killing Machines: The Case for Banning Assault Weapons

    "Killing Machines: The Case for Banning Assault Weapons" is a 2003 report from the Ed Fund that advocates for the renewal of the federal ban on semiautomatic military-style rifles that was in place from 1994-2004. The law also prohibited high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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