In Connecticut, up to two-thirds of gun deaths are by suicide, averaging more than 100 lives lost each year. We have a means of preventing firearm suicide: Extreme Risk Protection Orders. ERPOs allow firearms to be removed from gun owners deemed by a judge to be at risk of imminent harm to themselves or others. The problem is, not enough people know about them.
Will you help us raise awareness of this life-saving measure by distributing the brochure in your community? Your local police headquarters, town hall, community center and hospital are all locations that might display the brochure, especially if they are already displaying public safety messages.
Please click here to sign up if you’re interested. We’ll supply brochures, plastic stands and a letter explaining why this is important. We’ll also connect you to others in your community who have signed up for this effort so you can work together.