State, doctors get welcome allies in suicide prevention fight- gun shops

Colorado Public Radio

Several Colorado gun shops ban together in support of the the Colorado Gun Shop Project. the Colorado Gun Shop Project is helping push the 11 commandment of gun safety: Consider off-site storage -- family, friends, some shooting clubs, police departments or gun shops -- if a family member may be suicidal. people don’t realize that the vast majority of gun deaths aren’t homicides, but suicides. Suicide is the seventh-leading cause of death in Colorado and more than half of those suicides involved a firearm.

At the University of Colorado Hospital, Dr. Emmy Betz said she saw three suicidal patients on a recent night. Each had taken drugs -- and all survived. “With firearms, typically there’s not that second chance."