Press Releases

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence Marks National Public Health Week

Apr 05, 2019



Ed Fund Press Release

Dec 07, 2018

“In 2017, nearly 109 people died every single day from gun violence. Gun violence is a public health epidemic that requires a public health solution, which is why we must immediately enact and implement evidence-based interventions - like permit-to-purchase policies and extreme risk laws.

“Gun violence has been part of our day-to-day lives for far too long. It is way past time that elected leaders at every level of government work together to make gun violence rare and abnormal.”



EFSGV Statement on CDC Suicide Report

Nov 29, 2018

“Suicide -- especially firearm suicide -- is a public health crisis. Though today’s report does not discuss suicide methods, we know that half of all suicide deaths involve guns, and guns are the most frequently used method of suicide."



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."



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