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Gun industry, suicide prevention forge unlikely alliance

LAS VEGAS (AP) The gun industry's leading lobbying group and a foundation devoted to preventing suicide are partnering to try to reduce suicides over the next decade.

The Newtown-based National Sports Shooting Foundation and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention launched four pilot-programs last summer and are now rolling out the initiative nationally. Two-thirds of all gun deaths are suicide.

The goal of the partnership is to reduce the number of suicides by 10,000 in the next decade. The groups have created brochures that will educate gun dealers and ranges on ways first to recognize warning signs and then to prevent the person from accessing a firearm until they are able to recover from their illness.

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