Gun Shop Project & Safe Storage Program
Live Today – Put it Away is designed to assist gun shops in working with the gun owner community to provide 2 levels of support to help address firearm suicides:
1) Firearm suicide prevention safety information: Gun shops are providing materials to their customers and staff about Suicide Prevention and responsible firearm ownership developed by national organizations (National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), American Foundation on Suicide Prevention, and the VA). Contact us at CaptainJohnDMasonProgram@mcw.edu if you would like a packet of free materials from the NSSF. Also check out our page that includes additional materials on similar programs.
2) Firearm storage outside of the home: Live today – Put it Away! The gun shops on the map provide customers firearm storage for a low fee. This service has been developed to assist individuals that are in a crisis to voluntarily store their firearms outside of the home.
Message to Gun Shops: We need your help! Please sign up, so your establishment can be placed on the map, so that individuals, mental health providers, family, and friends will see that you are part of a suicide prevention solution. Once you sign the agreement someone will contact you within 48 hours to place your establishment on the map.
Learn more about the program by watching the Video by Susan Smykal (Program Coordinator) talking about the program.
Information for Gun Shops about the Gun Storage program
Again you can participate in the program by:
- Signing up: On-line
- or Print this form and mail it to us.
- Provide us your thoughts by answering our satisfaction survey.
The Origins of the Gun Shop Project
A brief look at the origins of the gun shop project: Check out the CNN story or the story below.