Veterans Affairs has teamed up with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to develop the Safe Firearm Storage Toolkit, which guides communities through the process of building coalitions to raise awareness about safe storage practices. VA understands the important role firearms play in many Veterans’ lives and is committed to educating Veterans, their families and communities about how safe storage can prevent suicide.

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If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, contact the Veterans Crisis Line to receive free, confidential support and crisis intervention available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, text to 838255, or chat online at