The overall gun death rate in the U.S. increased 17% from 2010 to 2019, according to newly-released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A joint review of CDC data by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and sister organization Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence found increases in both homicide and suicide rates contributed to the overall change; in that time period, the firearm homicide rate increased 26% and the firearm suicide rate increased 12.5%.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Tom Fazzini, West End Strategy Team tfazzini@westendstrategy.com; 202-505-1210 New Report: Our National Epidemic of Gun Violence Is Curable Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence releases report detailing how a public health model — which successfully reduced smoking deaths and car crash fatalities — could stop gun violence …

The report, “Extreme Risk Protection Orders: New Recommendations for Policy and Implementation,” was produced by the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy, which developed the original ERPO concept in 2013 in the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Conn. The Consortium based its new recommendations on the latest research and an examination of the 19 states and the District of Columbia which have enacted versions of the law. The orders, which if approved by a judge, allow for the temporary removal of guns when a person poses an immediate threat to themself or others, are being used in those states to help prevent suicides, mass shootings and other types of interpersonal gun violence.

The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy will on October 28 release new recommendations to improve and enhance the effectiveness of extreme risk protection orders. Join us for a discussion on this life-saving gun violence prevention policy, including the current landscape of ERPO laws and recommendations for improved policy and implementation.

The Teach-Out, ERPO: A Civil Approach to Gun Violence Prevention, will bring together a team of public health, policy, and medical experts who will provide educational information about ERPO laws – what they are, what states have ERPO laws in place, and how they work. We will hear as well from the voices of clinicians, law enforcement, and community members about why ERPOs are an important tool within the civil justice system.

CSGV endorses H.R. 8084, for which it provided expert guidance

The new site will serve as a comprehensive resource for gun violence prevention advocates, activists, and organizations, as well as researchers and reporters. It compiles data, research, and evidence-based recommendations for addressing America’s gun violence epidemic. 

RISING UNEMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC TURMOIL COULD INCREASE RISK OF FIREARM SUICIDE WASHINGTON — Even as states begin to reopen, the looming health and economic consequences of mass isolation are drawing concern from experts in the suicide prevention space. The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, a public health think tank that identifies and implements evidence-based policy solutions and …

FIREARM SUICIDE: THE EPIDEMIC WITHIN THE PANDEMIC OUR FOUR POINT PLAN TO ADDRESS FIREARM SUICIDE DURING THIS PERIOD OF ISOLATION, ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY, ELEVATED STRESS, AND INCREASED ALCOHOL USE. Washington, DC – While COVID-19 is currently the most pressing public health emergency facing the nation, firearm suicide is an ongoing public health crisis that is exacerbated by …

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence Marks National Public Health Week Washington, DC — April 6-12, 2020 marks National Public Health Week — an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA). This week provides a crucial opportunity to discuss a number of public health crises, including gun violence in all its forms. Educational Fund …