The Northwest Pennsylvania (NW PA) Veteran Suicide Prevention Program operates on a three-pronged approach involving healthcare providers, community organizations, and Veterans and their families in the 15 counties of NW PA. Because Hold My Guns is an active partner and collaborates with us to promote safe firearm storage, we wanted to share this information about the services they offer to their federal firearms license (FFL) partners. We encourage everyone to review this information, share it within personal and professional networks, and get involved in suicide prevention and safe storage efforts in their communities.
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Providing Voluntary Safe Storage Options to All
Hold My Guns’ (HMG) mission is to connect responsible firearm owners with voluntary, private off-site storage options, through their national network of partnering gun shops and FFLs, during times of mental health crisis or personal need. Offsite storage helps to prevent suicide, accidental shootings, theft of firearms, and stolen firearms used in crimes.
What does HMG provide?
✓Firearms storage process compliant with ATF regulations, as well as state-specific laws.
✓Customer-facing storage agreement template.
✓ Ongoing support from the Hold My Guns® team.
✓ Educational and outreach opportunities.
✓ Networking and promotional opportunities within the firearms industry.
Within the Western Pennsylvania region, HMG partners with:
4603 Library Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Looking to Get Involved?
Whether you identify as a healthcare provider, community organization, or Veteran, there are several opportunities through the NW PA Veteran Suicide Prevention Program and PERU to connect to resources, participate in educational training, and promote harm reduction strategies. We are actively recruiting healthcare and community partners to work with us in meeting our goals and objectives. To learn more, visit the program website at theresilientveteran.org.
Need Help? Know Someone Who Does? Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or use the online Lifeline Crisis Chat. Both are free and confidential. You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.