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California Lawmakers Call For Suicide Hotline Number To Be On All Gun Packaging

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Local policymakers are calling for state and federal laws to require gun packaging to include suicide prevention information.

Two measures to require the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number on labels have been proposed – the first in California and a second nationwide.

“Though there’s a strong connection between firearms and suicide, there is currently no mandated information on suicide prevention resources at any point during the process of obtaining a firearm,” said Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, who introduced a bill to do so earlier this year.

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