Colorado Ceasefire, a non-profit group which has worked to reduce gun violence in Colorado for more than twenty years has launched a free speakers’ bureau to help community groups, faith based organizations, neighborhoods, schools and citizens understand more about gun violence and how to combat it.
Colorado Ceasefire’s speakers are prepared to discuss a number of aspects of gun violence prevention (GVP), from safe storage to how to use the recent Colorado Extreme Risk Protection Order (“red flag”) law. Presentations can be either in person or virtual.
“Colorado has passed a number of laws which, if used effectively, can reduce gun violence,” noted Ceasefire Outreach Board Member Linda Capell. “But laws only work when people use them, and our intent is to help citizens understand these tools and put them to work.”
Capell noted that Colorado’s safe storage law has only recently gone into effect and gun owners and parents may be unfamiliar with it. Colorado passed an Extreme Risk Protection Order law in 2019 which can be used to temporarily remove guns from people who pose a threat to themselves or others.
Among the topics that can be addressed:
Safe storage of guns and suicide prevention
Gun violence as a public health issue
Youth violence and guns
Extreme Risk Protection Orders — what are they, how do they work?
Current GVP laws, their effect, and what more is needed?
Groups can request a free presentation here.
A 30 day advance booking is preferred.
Colorado Ceasefire has been working for freedom from gun violence since 2000. Ceasefire initiated and was instrumental in the enactment of the 2013 Colorado firearms laws, which included universal background checks, a high-capacity magazine ban, and domestic violence firearms relinquishment. Ceasefire began advocating for an Extreme Risk law in 2016, which became effective January 1st of 2020. It was instrumental in the initiation and enactment of the six gun reform laws in 2021.
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