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Suicides represent 50% of all firearm deaths. Undiagnosed or untreated depression is as much a risk factor as access to a firearm.


Guns are too big or heavy for most women. Firearms can be customized to fit women’s smaller hands and frames.

Links & Resources

Some related links on gun and women are listed below. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact Caitlin about adding any valuable links.


Million Mom March
A national gun-control group for women

The Brady Campaign
A national gun-control group

Americans For Gun Safety
A new gun-control group founded by a private individual

Women Against Gun Violence

The Violence Policy Center


National Rifle Association
A national pro-gun organization

John R. Lott
An author who believes in gun ownership, author of "More Guns, Less Crime"

Pink Pistols
A group that encourages gays and lesbians to arm themselves

Second Amendment Sisters
A national female gun-rights group

Liberty Belles
A national female gun-rights

Armed Females of America
A national female gun-rights group
A group supporting the right to carry a gun

Gun Owners of America

Students for the Second Amendment
A group for college students who favor gun use


The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
For journalists who cover violence

The National Shooting Sports Foundation
The national lobby group for the gun industry

Cambridge Documentary Films
To order "Defending Our Lives", winner of the 1994 Academy award for best documentary, about women who shot and killed abusive men

Security on Campus
A group devoted to keeping students safe from gun violence

Open Secrets
A non-partisan website that explicates gun policymaking

Women's College Gun Club
An article on a women's gun club on a college campus


The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE, 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
This eight-year-old group answers the phone 24/7 in English and Spanish and can refer victims to local and regional support services

Life Save-R Gunlock
Robert R. McLaren is the CEO of this Las Vegas firm whose gun locks, designed to make rifles, shotguns, pistols and handguns safe from children will be available for sale by the end of 2004.