Washington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network (FTPN) Compiler

The FTPN compiler highlights non-political informational resources, research, trainings, webinars, and events.

Firearm Safety Webinar, July 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. PDT

Safer Homes, Suicide Aware offers a firearms safety webinar to address the training needs of first-time buyers and other who are new to firearms ownership. This webinar is open to call but is particularly relevant for new or inexperienced firearms owners, those who are returning to firearms ownership after a long absence, or anyone else who wishes to attend a refresher course. Learn more or register.

Source: Forefront Suicide Prevention

Safe firearm storage education and giveaway event in Bellingham on Sept. 17

Seattle Children’s Hospital, PeaceHealth, Sportsman’s Warehouse, and Whatcom County Emergency Medical Services are offering safe firearm storage education and a free lock box or trigger lock to each registered event attendee in Bellingham on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn more or register: https://cvent.me/lEVqZa – for help in a language other than English, call 206-987-6197.

Source: Seattle Children’s

An Overview of U.S. Gun Deaths in 2020

In April 2022, the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions published A Year in Review Report for 2020 gun deaths in the United States. Gun violence was the leading cause of death in 2020. Below are facts for firearm fatalities during this time.

A graphic representation of the impact of firearms - 5 fast facts for firearm fatalities in 2020

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The 988 suicide and crisis lifeline offers free and confidential 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. People can call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

Source: SAMSHA

Gun Violence Prevention Advocacy Toolkit

Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) created a series of images for hospitals to share on social media to highlight the effects of gun violence on children. Learn more here.

Source: Children’s Hospital Association

New Toolkit for Preventing Mass Shootings and other Attacks

Researchers created a toolkit to help reduce the likelihood of mass shootings and other public attacks and reduce the casualties of completed attacks. This toolkit is intended for various roles and levels of experience. Learn more here.

Source: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Firearm Locking Devices brochure

Lock It Up offers a Firearm Locking Devices brochure for information on different types of gun storage devices. (Available in multiple languages including Amharic, simplified and traditional Chinese, Marshallese, Somali, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and English).

Source: Public Health Seattle & King County

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