One of the nation’s largest firearms manufacturers, Ruger’s donation will help WTTA further its mission to bridge the gap between mental health awareness and the firearms industry.
Las Vegas, Nev. (January 2022) – Walk The Talk America (WTTA), a non-profit organization designed to bridge the gap between the firearms industry and owners and the mental health industry, announces the donation of $25,000 from Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., a leader in American-made firearms for over 70 years.
“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.
For more information on how to become involved, visit WalkTheTalkAmerica.org.
About Walk the Talk America
Our mission is to fund research and development for the outreach and promotion of mental health to reduce the misconceptions and prejudices that exist when it comes to mental illness and firearms. We believe we can be a catalyst for change by working with experts in the mental health industry. www.walkthetalkamerica.org
About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.:
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. With products made in America, Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines, across both the Ruger and Marlin brands. For more than 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.