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TIME: The Stories We Tell About Guns Must Change

BY NINA VINIK When done well, storytelling brings sterile data to life. But stories can also be told in ways that ignore data and perpetuate harmful myths. And when it comes to gun violence, the stories that loom largest threaten the hard-fought progress made in recent years on this issue. We’ve all heard the classic, every-man-for-himself saying, […]

The 19th: Suicide rates of teenage boys are skyrocketing because of firearm access

Experts on adolescent suicide say too often, guns and stigma around masculinity and mental health lead to deadly outcomes. By Jennifer Gerson Suicide rates were 3.2 times higher for teenage boys than teen girls between 2018 and 2020 — with guns increasingly playing an outsize role. Boys and young men represent 80 percent of all youth suicide […]

NBC 29: UVA student to serve on national gun violence council

By Destini Harris CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – A University of Virginia student was one of 14 people selected to serve a year-long term on Project Unloaded’s Youth Council. “The big overall message is that guns make us less safe and more guns equals more gun violence,” said Karly Scholz. Project Unloaded says its mission is to, […]

The 74: Video Campaign Gives Chicago Teens a Voice against Gun Violence

Vinik: This summer, 350 students helped spread the word on social media to their peers that being armed doesn’t make you safe. Hundreds of Chicago teens are starting the school year with new knowledge of what’s fueling gun violence in their communities and how their voices can make a difference in the fight to stop […]

Yahoo! News: Reducing gun violence is goal of Purdue student Paige Carter

Deanna Watson, Lafayette Journal & Courier WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – From a young age, Purdue student Paige Carter has wanted to confront the narrative that more guns make us safer, and now she has a national stage to speak her message. “Going to school at my age, having to do school shooter drills,” Carter, 20, […]

CNN: How influencers are using social media to help curb gun violence

Gen Z content creators are assisting in the fight against gun violence by participating in the social campaign SNUG (Safer Not Using Guns), which is organized by Project Unloaded. Watch here:

Fact Sheet for Suicide Prevention Month: Gun Ownership, Youth, and Suicide Rates

As Explained in a Project Unloaded Fact Sheet, the Rise in Youth Mental Health Issues and an Increase in Household Gun Ownership Create a Deadly Combination CHICAGO – Project Unloaded, an organization working to reduce gun violence through cultural campaigns debunking the myth that guns increase safety, released a new fact sheet today to mark […]