Gun Shop Project
Means Matter began working in 2009 on a novel project in New Hampshire to reach out to gun shops on the role that they can play in suicide prevention. The work is guided by the NH Firearm Safety Coalition, a group of mental health and public health practitioners, firearm retailers, and firearm rights advocates. The project developed materials with and for firearm retailers and range owners on ways they can help prevent suicide. Its objectives are to share guidelines on how to avoid selling or renting a firearm to a suicidal customer and encourage gun stores and firing ranges to display and distribute suicide prevention materials tailored to their customers.