The Nevada Firearms Coalition through its Range and Retail Division is assisting the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention, Division of Public and Behavioral Health to offer a voluntary suicide awareness program to Nevada gun ranges and gun clubs.
The goal of this program is to reduce the trend of firearm suicides in Nevada while protecting US and Nevada Constitutional rights to keep and bear arms.
This public awareness and education program will include offering awareness training to shooting range personnel and firearms retailer’s staff.
The training program consists of an internationally developed evidence based safeTALK suicide prevention training. The program will also include informational pamphlets and contact information for suicide prevention resources to those who are interested. The participants will also explore safe and secure storage of firearms and ammunition in at risk environments in accordance with national training and safety programs of the shooting sports and shooting industry.
“We can reduce the trend of suicide and its tragic consequences with firearms by providing this awareness training program to the community,” says Mark Cole, Range and Retail Director at Nevada Firearms Coalition and co-owner of Guns and Ammo Garage. “If we can help just one person get help we have made this program worthwhile.”
“Increasing the awareness and reducing the access of firearms to at risk persons is one part of the broader suicide prevention plan,” says Richard Egan, Nevada Suicide Prevention Training and Outreach Facilitator. “There are other methods people use for suicide, but this awareness program is being presented to the gun owners in our community.”
Nevada Firearms Coalition
5575 Simmons Street, Suite 1-176, North Las Vegas, NV 89031 http://www.nvfac.org
Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention, Division of Public and Behavioral Health
1860 East Sahara, Las Vegas Nevada 89104, or Call 702.486.8225 http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
445 Apple Street, Reno Nevada 89502, or Call 775.443.7843 http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention
205 N. Stephanie Street, Suite D-149, Henderson, NV 89074 https://www.nvsuicideprevention.org/
Guns and Ammo Garage
5155 S. Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas Nevada
For more information, visit www.GunsandAmmoGarage.com or call 702.440.4867.