Gun Shops Work With Doctors To Prevent Suicide By Firearm

Dr. Emmy Betz, a co-founder of the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition, led a meeting of the group at the Centennial Gun Club. "If you want to reduce suicide deaths, you have to talk about firearms," Betz says. "And if you want to reduce firearm deaths, you have to talk about suicide."

Of all the deaths by gunfire in Colorado, suicides account for about 80 percent. A coalition of doctors, public health researchers and gun shop owners are working together to prevent that self-harm.

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