Press Releases

New Paper Applies Social Ecological Model to Firearm Suicide Prevention

Jun 26, 2018

“Firearm suicide is preventable. This paper provides a blueprint for intervention at the individual, relationship, community, and societal levels."

“An individual who knows that they are at a higher risk of suicidality can take steps to protect themselves -- like pursuing safer storage options or not having a gun in the home at all. A family member or friend may help the individual store their firearms more safely, while a medical professional can provide lethal means safety counseling as part of their care. The person’s community can enact change through gun shop projects. And our society can work to pass stronger gun laws, such as extreme risk laws, to provide tools that have been shown to reduce firearm suicides."

Nonfatal Gun Injuries Increase Nearly 40% in One Year

May 09, 2018

“Gun injuries take an enormous emotional, physical, and monetary toll on the well-being of Americans. More of our citizens are being shot and injured than ever before, which reinforces the urgent need for stronger and effective gun violence prevention laws.”

Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence Marks National Public Health Week

Apr 02, 2018

Falling less than two weeks after the historic March for Our Lives, April 2-8 marks National Public Health Week -- an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and a unique opportunity to discuss gun violence as the public health crisis APHA and others, including the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, know it is.

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

Jul 18, 2017

"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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