The Reload: New Suicide Prevention Report Highlights the Importance of Gun Owner Participation

“A new report signals a potential path forward for cross-ideological support on reducing gun suicide,” writes Jake Fogleman for The Reload, referencing the Convergence Dialogue on Guns and Suicide Prevention.

Fogleman also emphasizes that “The [Dialogue], and the corresponding report, highlight the potential for non-coercive strategies to achieve a reduction in suicides among gun owners. While many proposals for reducing gun death rely on restrictionist policies or criminal penalties to influence behavior, the report findings eschewed calls for new laws. Instead, it focused on voluntary strategies like education campaigns and collaborations between outreach groups inside and outside the gun community.”

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