In addition to the AFSP-NSSF toolkit for firearm retailers and shooting ranges discussed in this section, NSSF also has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and AFSP on a Secure Firearm Storage Toolkit designed to help prevent suicide among U.S. Veterans. The toolkit guides communities through the process of building coalitions to raise awareness about securely storing firearms when not in use. Firearms are used in half of all U.S. suicide deaths and nearly 70 percent of suicides among Veterans. Secure storage can put time and space between an individual and a firearm and help keep Veterans and their loved ones safe during a suicidal crisis.
For more information about the partnership, toolkit, and additional suicide prevention resources offered by VA, visit the following links: