The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, joined by community leaders, today launched a national initiative utilizing protests, petitions, a code of conduct and lawsuits to “Stop Bad Apple Gun Dealers” that turn a blind eye to gun traffickers, straw purchasers and criminals, and flood our nation’s streets with guns used in crimes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) published its first global report on suicide prevention today, bringing attention to this serious but largely preventable public health issue.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is taking bold steps forward in its ongoing approach to reduce gun violence and save lives by combining strong policies that keep guns away from dangerous people with public health and safety initiatives to encourage safer attitudes and behaviors toward guns.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, will mark tomorrow, the first day of summer, as National ASK Day (Asking Saves Kids). ASK Day reminds parents and caregivers the importance of asking if there are unlocked or loaded guns in the homes where children play.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) results this week. The new numbers indicate a shocking number of high school students are carrying weapons at school, away from school and being threatened while on school grounds.
Bill is One of the First to Address Gun-Related Public Health and Safety Needs As Well as Suicide Reduction and Prevention
“Two terrible tragedies happened this week which on the surface may seem to have little in common, but they both point to a big and too-often-untold part of the story of gun violence in America -- kids’ access to guns in the home."