Press Releases

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.” 

Experts: It Is Time to Fund Gun Violence Prevention Research

Jul 25, 2019

“For far too long, legislators have held gun violence researchers hostage by refusing to appropriate dedicated funds for gun violence research. As gun deaths have climbed, researchers and scientists have been limited in their efforts to research solutions to reduce American gun fatalities and injuries. The House has taken action to address this gap in gun violence prevention research, but the funding is still being held up by Majority Leader McConnell and the United States Senate.

Governor Ralph Northam Announces Grant Funding for Community Violence Intervention Programs

Jul 08, 2019

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