Suicide by gun is almost always lethal
Suicide by gun is almost always lethal, and removing access to guns can save lives. A new law that goes into effect January 1, 2020 will allow concerned family members or law enforcement to go to court to temporarily remove guns from dangerous people. Learn more.
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If you or a loved one is in crisis and would like to temporarily store your guns off your property, check out this map of businesses and law enforcement that will temporarily store firearms from the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition.
In 2017, Colorado ranked 10th among all states for deaths due to suicide. In 2018, half of all suicides were committed with a firearm. Reducing firearm accessibility to those who are experiencing substance abuse, mental health problems, hopelessness, worthlessness, or self-hatred will save lives.
Suicide rates for all groups were markedly lower in states with laws that: