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Fact Sheets Suicide August 30, 2018

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.
Litigation Documents Suicide October 6, 2017

Everytown Files Brief in Support of Michigan’s Safe Storage Requirement for Foster Parents (Johnson v. Lyon)

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this brief in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan in a case challenging Michigan’s regulation requiring foster parents to responsibly store their firearms. This brief discusses the social science research showing responsible storage can reduce the horrible toll of child suicide and unintentional shootings by children. The brief also surveys the long history of laws requiring firearms and ammunition to be responsibly stored.
Fact Sheets Suicide September 8, 2017

Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) and Suicide

America is in the midst of a firearm suicide epidemic. But preventing a suicidal person’s access to firearms can save their life. Extreme risk protection orders—also called gun violence restraining orders—enable courts to temporarily prohibit a person from having guns if law enforcement or immediate family members show that he poses a significant danger to himself or others.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Comments on Mental Health Gun Rules

by Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Mayors Against Illegal Guns submitted this comment to ATF to urge the agency to modernize its rules implementing the federal firearms prohibitions on individuals who pose a danger to themselves or others because of mental illness. The proposed rule changes would facilitate the sharing of information on the dangerously mentally ill with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, a critical tool in preventing dangerous persons from obtaining access to firearms.

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