Gun Violence Prevention

Oregon PSR's Peace Program works to educate on the public health impacts of America's epidemic of gun violence. We advocate for gun violence legislation in Oregon that is protective of our communities.

The American Medical Association has declared that gun violence in the United States is a public health crisis. From 2010 to 2014, over 2,000 people in Oregon died from firearms injuries, with suicide accounting for more than half of these deaths. The prescription for this crisis is clear: the Oregon State Legislature must pass gun violence prevention bills that will save the lives of Oregonians.