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Pueblo gun shops join suicide prevention effort

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PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Pueblo gun shops and shooting ranges are participating in a suicide prevention program with help from local gun advocates.
  
The Pueblo Chieftain reported Sunday  the gun dealers offer suicide prevention material alongside gun safety guidelines.
  
Sarah Brummett of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the goal is to make suicide prevention part of gun safety culture.
  
The state health department works with local behavioral health experts from Health Solutions, a medical care provider in Pueblo. Two Health Solutions employees who use firearms approached the gun shops and shooting ranges about participating.
  
Pueblo Municipal Shooters, a volunteer, nonprofit group that promotes firearms safety, approached the prevention program about participating.
  
Officials say nearly half the suicides in Colorado involve firearms.
  

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