Stop a gun-related suicide

Reducing access to lethal means is an effective way to increase the odds that a suicide attempt will end in care, not in death.

Firearms are used in 14% of suicides in South Africa.  While understanding why people commit suicide is important, a growing body of research indicates that how people attempt suicide is also important. 

Guns are more lethal than other suicide means. They’re quick. And they’re irreversible.

Putting time and distance between a suicidal person and a gun may save a life.  So, what can you do? See the download below for more information.

 

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Wednesday 17 April 2019: Gun Free South Africa welcomes today’s destruction by the police of 30,000 seized and surrendered firearms. The last such destruction took place on 27 October

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Government issued a Gazette on 6th March 2019 noting their intention to destroy all surrendered weapons on 28th March 2019 and inviting comment. View the submission by Gun Free South Africa on

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A request to declare polling stations firearm free zones on 8 May 2019 submitted by GFSA, ISS, HSRC and SWOP. 

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