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  • signed Ask Before You Eat - Pledge 2013-09-05 19:00:29 -0400

    Ask Before You Eat - Pledge

    Beginning October 1, 2013 North Carolina bars and restaurants, even those that serve alcohol, must allow permit holders to carry their concealed handguns on the premises UNLESS the owner posts a “conspicuous notice” prohibiting them.

    North Carolinians against Gun Violence (NCGV) has laminated signs available for owners of restaurants or bars who do not wish to allow weapons in their establishments. NCGV is also growing a list of the places posting against weapons. This list is available on our website so people know where to take their families that will still allow us to eat in peace.

    We would love to add your establishment to that list.

    Use the form below to pledge to post against weapons in your business. You will receive an information packet, including a laminated sign.

    Please note: by signing below you will be included on our list of restaurants.

    As a local bar or restaurant owner I care about the safety of my staff and customers.  No one in my establishment should need to worry about the threat of loaded, concealed weapons.

    I will be posting against weapons at my business.

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  • signed Today is the Day via 2013-04-02 10:00:09 -0400

    Today is the Day

    We share our prayers and thoughts with Newtown, Connecticut following the tragic events that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The unbelievable massacre which claimed the lives of 20 young students and six adults.

    We must offer more than prayers and sorrow. Have we reached a point where our children cannot attend school without fear of being gunned down by a homicidal maniac who has obtained easy access to firearms?  As mothers and fathers this simply cannot be acceptable; cannot be our way of life.

    Today, American families must demand immediate action by our elected leaders to reform our gun laws. If elected officials cannot find their voices now and call for change—if NRA campaign contributions and threats continue to dictate their decision-making, taking priority over the preservation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—what will it say about them? 

    Moreover, if we allow them to remain silent, what will it say about us?



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    Sign below to pledge your support to work with NCGV to hold our elected officials accountable. Common sense gun laws can and do save lives.  
    We need our political leaders to be strong and do the right thing, no matter the opposition.
    We need you to build a safer North Carolina and America.
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  • donated 2019-12-05 12:39:19 -0500


    The North Caorlinians Against Gun Violence Education Fund works daily to prevent death and injury due to needless gun violence and preventable accidents. We are the only state based organization dedicated to passing sensible gun violence prevention measures and fighting back against those who attempt to strip our state of safe and sensible gun legislation. Our work makes a difference because of passionate people like you. NCGV is a supporter run organization. Your support ensures that NCGV continues to work for the safety of North Carolina citizens.

    Donations to NCGV are 100% tax-deductible. To make a donation via mail: PO Box 51565 Durham, NC 27717.

    You can join the Lisa Price Gun Violence Prevention Circle by contributing the following amount over a year.

    • Sustainer: $2500 and above
    • Advocate: $1500-$2499
    • Patron: $1000-$1499
    • Protector: $750-$999
    • Benefactor: $250-$749

    If you want to support the new 501(c)(4) gun violence prevention organization that is making a difference in this election, please donate to the NCGV Action Fund.




  • published Progress We Have Made 2012-06-27 18:20:00 -0400

    Progress We Have Made

    NCGV has been fighting hard to reduce gun violence and keep our streets safe for nearly 20 years.  But right now, we’re seeing the perfect storm of reduced funding and an onslaught of state legislation that threatens the progress NCGV has made.  But there is good news:

    Thank you for standing with NCGV to tell legislators not to pass the Concealed Carry in Bars and Restaurant bill!  This bill looks like it will be a no-go for 2012.   We deserve not to worry about loaded guns in family restaurants. 

    But, NCGV’s primary mission of reducing gun violence and promoting gun safety remains as urgent as ever.  Please help us continue to defend your right to be safe and free from gun violence, and support NCGV today!  Even the smallest contributions can go a long way toward helping us preserve that freedom.

    $17 will provide lifesaving information for 100 families who are concerned about how guns are stored in homes where children play and visit. Asking about guns saves kids!

    $43 will purchase one violence prevention program curriculum for 35 kids. Developed by youth for youth!

    $126 will provide one week of our six week comprehensive violence prevention programming for a youth struggling with their direction in life. One graduate of our program stated, “This program changed the way I see things.” On the verge of failing out of middle school, this participant has gone on to graduate from high school as an honor roll student, attends college classes, and works with youth in his community!

     $254 will sponsor a youth sports team to promote positive activities for youth who would not otherwise participate. One season of sports can teach a lot of cooperation and conflict resolution!

    $499 will train the trainer to teach people who routinely come in contact with adolescents to recognize the warning signs of suicide. More lives are lost to suicide by firearm than all other forms of gun violence combined - and it can be prevented!

    Please donate today!