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.
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.
“Concealed carry reciprocity” would override state standards for the carrying of concealed, loaded handguns. Legislation before Congress (H.R. 38 and S.446) would not create a national standard—but instead would force each state to accept the standards of all other states, including those with much lower or even no standards at all.
Everytown Files Brief in Support of Gun Violence Survivor Yasmeen Daniel in Her Lawsuit Against Armslist
Everytown for Gun Safety filed this brief in the State of Wisconsin Court of Appeals for District I, urging the court to allow a suit against Armslist.com, brought by the family of a gun violence victim, to go forward.
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