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.

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.

“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, 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.

Washington, DC—As researchers and members of the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy, we strongly support the repeal of the Dickey Amendment, which in effect prohibits the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from using federal funding for gun violence research.

Emory, VA—Emory & Henry College, in partnership with the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, will be hosting the panel discussion "Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence in Virginia: Laws and Policy Gaps" on Tuesday.

Richmond, VA—Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was the lead speaker today at a press conference at the Virginia Capitol Building announcing a new report on domestic violence and guns from the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund).

Norfolk, VA – Pastor Bobby Bowser of Mt. Lebanon Church in Norfolk and Virginians for Responsible Gun Laws will be hosting a special public gathering on Tuesday, June 23, to discuss the epidemic of gun violence affecting Southeast Virginia.

Minnesota-State Based and National Experts to Participate  MINNEAPOLIS – A panel of both Minnesota-state based and national mental health, public health and gun violence prevention experts, organized by the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy, will convene in Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 29, from 9-11:30 a.m., to discuss new, evidence-based approaches to keeping guns out of …

Norfolk, VA – Pastor Bobby Bowser of Mt. Lebanon Church in Norfolk and Virginians for Responsible Gun Laws will be hosting a special public gathering on Tuesday, June 23, to discuss the epidemic of gun violence affecting Southeast Virginia.