Suicide by gun is almost always lethal
Suicide by gun is almost always lethal, and removing access to guns can save lives. A new ERPO Expansion law which went into effect April 28, 2023 will allow concerned family members, law enforcement, educators, mental health professionals, and others 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.
Total Firearm Deaths in Colorado in 2022: 1,033
(This is reduced from 1,059 in 2021 because of the reduction in firearm suicides).
2022 current data as released by the Colorado Department of Health and the Environment:
In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, our national agency), reported that Colorado ranked 6th highest in the U.S. for suicides in 2021. (Note that CDC data for 2022 have not yet been released.)
In 2022, in Colorado:
*There has been an increase since 2013; in 2000, 55% of all homicides were committed with a firearm.
Suicide rates for all groups were markedly lower in states with laws that: