Press Releases

New Report Details Firearm Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans and Military Members

Nov 11, 2019

“As a military spouse, I recognize that firearms are essential to military culture but their lethal role in suicide among veterans, military service members, and their families should not be brushed aside in this discussion.

Joint Statement on Shooting of Atatiana Jefferson

Oct 16, 2019

A Historic Hearing on Gun Violence in Our Cities

Sep 26, 2019

“To stop the cycles of daily gun violence in impacted communities, particularly communities of color, Congress must address the underlying social and economic inequalities that fuel gun violence. Congress must also fund violence prevention efforts that provide culturally responsive trauma supports and authentically engage the communities impacted by daily gun violence.

Prevent Firearm Suicide Website Launch

Sep 09, 2019

“Prevent Firearm Suicide addresses a critical -- and little-discussed -- topic. Firearms are used in half of all suicides and make up three of every five gun deaths. The firearm suicide rate has steadily increased over the last decade, and research consistently shows that access to firearms increases the risk of suicide. Putting time and space between someone who may attempt suicide and firearms makes it more likely that they will survive a suicide attempt. Prevent Firearm Suicide provides a variety of ways and resources to do just that.” 

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