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Gun Shows Promoting Suicide Prevention

One of the nation’s biggest gun retailers events opened the doors to a suicide prevention group to try to do something about the 1,000 suicide gun deaths that will likely occur without intervention each year.

This is part of what the groups are distributing to attendees at gun shows in four states.


The Trace reports that gun shows have launched a pilot program:

The collaboration is between AFSP, the country’s largest suicide prevention organization, and the NSSF, which represents thousands of gun retailers and manufacturers across the country. The partnership, which is an arm of the AFSP’s Project 2025, is intended to educate gun shop owners and shooting range operators on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide, and to provide guidance for family members who wish to restrict access to firearms from a loved one in crisis.

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