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Extreme Risk Laws Save Lives

When a person is in crisis and considering harming themselves or others, family members and law enforcement are often the first people to see the warning signs. Extreme Risk laws, sometimes referred to as "Red Flag" laws, empower loved ones or law enforcement to intervene in order to temporarily prevent someone in crisis from accessing firearms. These laws can help de-escalate emergency situations and are a proven way to intervene before gun violence such as a firearm suicide or mass shooting takes more American lives. States around the country are increasingly turning to Extreme Risk laws as a common-sense way to help reduce gun violence.

Unload, Lock, and Separate: Secure Storage Practices to Reduce Gun Violence

Responsible gun owners can make our homes and communities safer by storing their firearms unloaded and locked, with ammunition kept in a separate place. Research shows that these storage practices can play a vital role in reducing the risk of gun violence, particularly among children.

Firearm Suicide in the United States

Access to a gun during a period of crisis is often the difference between life and death. Approximately 90% of people who attempt suicide with a gun will die. In contrast, over 90% of those who attempt suicide by other methods will live, and they are unlikely to attempt suicide again. This is not because gun users are more suicidal, or more mentally ill. It is because guns are more lethal than any other method of self-harm.

#NotAnAccident Index

Research shows that an estimated 4.6 million American children live in homes with at least one gun that is loaded and unlocked. This interactive map tracks every publicly reported incident since 2015 where a person age 17 or under unintentionally fires a gun and harms themselves or someone else.