Ruger Is Doing Good

WTTA or Walk the Talk America is a non-profit initiative originated within the firearms industry to tackle the issue of suicide by firearm. Now they have just received a $25,000 donation from Sturm, Ruger and Co.

From the press release:

This donation will go a long way to supporting the WTTA’s efforts to educate mental health experts and firearms industry professionals on the critical need for information and communication between and within our industries to help curb the tide of suicides and gun violence,” Mike Sodini, founder of Walk The Talk America, commented.

“We are happy to support the great work that Mike Sodini and Walk the Talk America has done to bring mental health awareness and suicide prevention to the forefront,” added Chris Killoy, President and CEO of Ruger.

For over four years, WTTA has spearheaded a movement within the firearms industry to bridge the gap between mental health and responsible firearm ownership with the goal of reducing suicide by firearm and gun violence. Through educational material, podcasts, and training programs, WTTA is paving the way of educating mental health professionals about the gun culture and breaking down the negative stigmas around mental health for gun owners.

“We strongly believe we are saving lives, and we thank Ruger for supporting our common mission to end gun-related violence and suicide,” Sodini said.

The more the firearms industry donates and works to tackle this issue, the better. Unlike the gun control industry who uses the numbers from suicides to plump up the number of deaths in which a firearm is used, the firearms industry is actually doing something. I don’t see any of Bloomberg’s billions going to suicide prevention. I could be wrong on that and will gladly acknowledge it if I am wrong.