Central Oregon Secure Firearm Storage



Why Means Matter

A number of studies have indicated that when lethal means are made less available, suicide rates by that method decline, and frequently suicide rates overall decline. This has been demonstrated in a number of areas: bridge barriers, detoxification of domestic gas, pesticides, medication packaging, and others.

Firearms are the most lethal and most common method of suicide in the U.S. More people who die by suicide use a gun than all other methods combined. Suicide attempts with a firearm are almost always fatal, while those with other methods are less likely to kill. Nine out of ten people who survive a suicide attempt do not go on to die by suicide later.

The purpose of this resource page is to provide education and awareness regarding suicide by firearm in the Central Oregon region, resources for firearm owning community members in order to increase safety, and more. COSPA is not involved in policies or legislative mandates to restrict 2nd amendment rights. 

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If you are the person who is going through a tough time, it may feel risky to give your guns to a friend for safekeeping. We know it’s a big step, but it is just a temporary step until things get better.

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Extreme Risk Protection Orders are intended to prevent a person at risk of hurting themselves or others from having or getting weapons, such as firearms, until the ERPO is either terminated or dismissed.

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Counseling on Access To Lethal Means trainings focus on how to have the conversation with someone in a mental health crisis about how to create time and distace between someone and their lethal mean.

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Oregon CALM

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