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Firearm Safety And Suicide Prevention; The Culture of Guns

Brennan Linsley
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Suicide by gun kills twice as many Americans as murder by gun. How can people with access to firearms be aware of the risk factors for suicide? Retired Marine Greg Reuss, of the Maryland chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, tells how he connects with local gun owners and retailers. Find out about upcoming events here

If you or someone you know needs help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. The Crisis Text Line is: 741-741.

Then: shaking up the conversation about guns in America. Filmmaker Sue Hilderbrand previews her documentary, “American Totem”. And political philosopher Firmin DeBrabander argues a broad reading of second-amendment rights imperils the first amendment. Details about tonight's screening here.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
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