New legislation tackles sensitive issue

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline will receive a much needed boost if a new bill introduced by local Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin passes through the California Legislature.

Assembly Bill 645 requires that information about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline be posted at gun shops, on gun packaging and on the state’s firearm safety certification exam.

“There has been a startling increase in firearm suicides throughout California and the nation,” Irwin said. “While we will never k...

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