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Suicide prevention groups push gun purchase waiting period

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Suicide prevention teams are pushing a new bill that would put a 48-hour waiting period on the purchase of guns in Vermont.

They are trying to show the state what steps can be taken to cut suicide rates in the state. In the last two years, 130 people have died from gunshot deaths in Vermont, and all but six of those deaths were suicides.

They call this effort a "cooling off" period for people who might buy a gun with suicide in mind.

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