The Gun Was Left in a Kitchen Cabinet

“This kind of tragedy is preventable, and it starts with the responsibility of adults. Our home state of Nevada is among 14 with child-access prevention laws that impose a weaker standard for criminal liability. Brooklynn’s death by an unsecured gun, and the complete failure of the justice system, was the catalyst for my husband and I to create the Brooklynn Mae Mohler Foundation. Our goal is to educate others, with the hope of preventing these senseless tragedies from affecting more families. No parent should ever have to endure this daily agony.”

Get involved with the ASK campaign today – Asking Saves Kids – to prevent senseless tragedies like this one – ncgv@ncgv.org

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NC activists in orange call for an end to gun violence

“A nationwide movement to end gun violence made its way to the Triangle Thursday.

A handful of state lawmakers stood alongside groups advocating for increased gun safety measures on National Gun Violence Awareness Day at the state legislative building.

Members of the group North Carolinians Against Gun Violence wore orange shirts and handed out orange ribbons in what has also become known as ‘Wear Orange Day.’ The effort launched on June 2, 2015 when a group of classmates wore orange to honor their friend, Hadiya Pendleton.”

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Two dead, 6 injured after terrifying mass shooting in west Houston

2 killed & 6 injured in the 116th mass shooting of 2016.

 “A man came into a west Houston auto detail shop and began shooting, killing a man known to be a customer and putting a neighborhood on lockdown Sunday before being killed by a SWAT officer, police said”

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NRA Convention: Dwindling Membership, Desperate Rhetoric

"Any doubts about whether the NRA is feeling the pressure of an increasingly powerful gun violence prevention movement can be quelled by reading Wayne LaPierre’s latest keynote rant.

“In 2014 member dues plummeted by $47 million — from $175 million to $128 million, according to the NRA’s filing.”

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I Think of People Who Died at Sandy Hook Every Day

"Every day—every single day—I think of those who died, those who were left behind to deal with their grief, and the person I used to be. Some days, the images slide by like a movie in my mind. Other days, the images stop me in my tracks and bring me to my knees. I am grateful to be alive, but my life will never be the same."

A very powerful essay by a Sandy Hook survivor. 

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‘My sister shot herself’: 5-year-old dies playing with father’s unsecured handgun

Not again.  This is so sad.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family. A tragedy like this can be so easily prevented if the gun was locked and the ammunition stored separately. Please join us in talking with other parents about locking up their guns – ncgv@ncgv.org .

“Five-year-old Haley Moore had been playing with her father’s handgun, police said. Moore told investigators that he had left his .45-caliber gun out on a table in the home, the station reported.

“The oldest kid, she repeatedly said, ‘My sister shot herself. My sister shot herself. I don’t know if she’s going to be okay,’  Ursin told WDSU.”

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Should Your Doctor Ask If You Own Guns?

“Doctors routinely ask if you smoke, and counsel you to wear your seat belt when you’re in a car. Technically, either behavior isn’t any of their business, but they do fall under the umbrella of preventive care.

“Now Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the violence prevention research program at the University of California Davis, and his colleagues want to add firearms to the office visit for similar reasons.“

Get involved with the ASK campaign (Asking Saves Kids) to talk to your doctor about asking his/her patients about gun safety – ncgv@ncgv.org.

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Two injured in accidental shooting at Augusta High School graduation

Obey the law. Don’t bring guns into public places where they are banned. Want to help have guns banned in more public places? Contact us at ncgv@ncgv.org

“Police say the 37-year old man had the small semi-automatic gun tucked in his sock. When he went to adjust it, police say, the gun went off, striking him in the foot. The bullet ricocheted before hitting a 28-year old woman in the leg.”

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No charges in shooting death of 3-year-old Paulding County boy

This is a crime and not just an accident. This boy would still be alive if he hadn’t found his father’s gun unlocked and loaded. Please join us in creating stiffer penalties here in NC for having an unlocked gun laying around – ncgv@ncgv.org.

“No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a 3-year-old boy who shot himself with his father’s gun, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.”

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9-year-old finds gun in Detroit yard and accidentally shoots self, suffers minor injuries

Yet another reason to lock up your guns! Contact us at ncgv@ncgv.org to get your free gun lock today.

“A 9-year-old boy accidentally shot himself Sunday afternoon after finding a gun lying in a neighbor's front yard, only suffering minor injuries.”

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