Oregon has one of the highest rates for suicide in the Nation.
Suicide a leading cause of death for adults and the 2nd leading cause of death for youths in Oregon.
80% of all firearm deaths in Oregon are suicides.
50% of youth suicides involve firearms which are nearly always from the youths home – most often belonging to a parent.
In Oregon firearms are used in more than 50% of all suicide deaths - that number goes up to 70% for our veteran community, and 80% for our rural communities.
Firearms are 90% lethal when used in a suicide attempt – a firearm is more lethal than all other means for suicide combined.
90% of people that survive a suicide attempt do not go on to die by suicide, so second chances matter – and they almost never come with firearms.
We provide free suicide prevention training and education to the Oregon firearm community
The OFSC partners with the VFW and American Legion to address Veteran suicide and provide free Veteran suicide prevention training
We work with FFL's to develop out of home firearm storage options
The OFSC partners with the Oregon State Shooting Association to provide gun clubs and Ranges with toolkits to bring suicide prevention to their membership
We provide firearm trainers with a free suicide prevention module that can easily be used in any firearm training class
The OFSC works with firearm retailers by providing free staff suicide prevention training and provide free prevention display materials
To support Oregon firearm owners in discussing suicide and create a space for suicide prevention engagement without the fear of restricting Second Amendment Rights.
This Is NOT About Gun Control This is for firearm owners to lead the way in tackling the issue of firearm suicide and to work together to save lives.
Contributions of any amount will enable us to meet our goals of providing free suicide prevention training and developing safe storage options for Oregon firearm owners.
Oregon Firearm Safety Coalition shall not tolerate, under any circumstances, without exception, any form of discrimination based on race, creed, religion, color, age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, national origin, political affiliation, sex, predisposing genetic characteristics, and any other status protected by the law.