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  • published Memory Wall 2011-09-20 13:27:54 -0400

  • published Fact Sheet 2011-09-19 18:30:15 -0400

    Fact Sheet

    Know the Facts About Suicide and Guns

    In North Carolina teens often make the impulsive decision to end their lives.  When provided easy access to a firearm it is almost always a permanent and deadly decision.

    • In North Carolina more than 50% of all firearm deaths are suicides (2007 Data WISQARS**)

    • In North Carolina suicide is the 2nd leading cause of violent death for adolescents (2007 Data WISQARS)

    • 49 % of youth suicides in North Carolina involve a firearm—the largest chosen method (2007 Data WISQARS)

    • Many youth suicides are impulsive. A study of youth under 18 who attempted suicide found one-third who attempted suicide made the decision on the same day and in many cases the same hour (Harvard School of Public Health)

    • In a study of firearm suicide survivors, the majority stated ‘availability’ as the reason they chose a gun (Harvard School of Public Health)

    • A National Violent Injury Statistics System(NVISS) Study of firearm suicides among youth under 18 found that 82% used a firearm belonging to a family member, usually a parent. When storage status was noted, about two-thirds of the firearms had been stored unlocked (Harvard School of Public Health)

    • In the above study, among the remaining cases,  in which the firearms had been locked, the youth either knew the combination or where the key was kept, or broke into the cabinet where one or more firearms were stored. (Harvard School of Public Health)

    • Firearm suicide is significantly more fatal than other means. More than 90 percent of suicide attempts with a gun are fatal. In comparison, only 3 percent of attempts with drugs or cutting are fatal (Harvard School of Public Health)

    • Suicide death isn’t inevitable. A study of individuals who attempted suicide and survived found that nine out of ten did not die by suicide at a later date. (Owens 2002)

    Reducing at-risk youth’s access to firearms has been proven to reduce their risk of suicide death and yet. . .


    Download this Fact Sheet

    Sources: **WISQARSTM (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System), Harvard School of Public Health , The Center to Prevent Youth Violence

  • published Donate to Minutes Matter 2011-08-17 11:12:30 -0400

    Minutes Matter

    Most adolescents and young adults that decide to end their life do so and attempt in less than an hour, many in less than ten minutes. For those who make an attempt with firearms, this means that they are able to access firearms in mere minutes; it also means that, by restricting access to firearms, many suicides could be prevented.

    We are not powerless to save our loved ones: a donation of as little as $10 helps NCGV and partner organizations distribute gun locks and provide community programming to raise awareness about suicide prevention and means restriction. With your help, we can save lives.


  • published front new 2011-08-11 15:19:58 -0400

  • published Most Recent Petition in Take Action 2011-06-09 11:57:05 -0400

  • published Take Action 2011-06-09 11:30:55 -0400

    Recipe for Disaster

    NCGV has been collecting postcards from concerned citizens across the state. We'll mail these postcards to state senators to let them know North Carolinians do NOT support loaded, concealed guns in bars and parks.

    Fill out the form below and we will mail a postcard to your Senator for you!

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  • published Recipe for Disaster in Blog 2011-06-08 09:23:44 -0400

  • published Resources 2011-06-07 19:07:50 -0400


    “It's everywhere. Guns and violence are in every nook and cranny of America. Many children can get a gun quicker than they can get a book out of the library. That puts us all at risk."-- Marian Wright Edelman



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  • signed Beer Not Fear 2011-05-18 13:04:03 -0400

    Beer Not Fear

    Guns and alcohol are a recipe for disaster.

    Let our congress know that we prefer to get "beer, not fear" when we go to restaurants and bars in North Carolina.

    Sign the petition below and keep hidden loaded guns out of bars and restaurants

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    Dear Representative,

    Please vote "no" on bills that would allow hidden loaded guns to be carried in bars and restaurants. Places where alcohol is served are no place for dangerous weapons.

    Citizens of this state expect to feel safe and secure in public, and allowing guns in restaurants and bars, parks, and school parking lots puts everyone at risk.

    Keep our families and communities safe from gun violence, and keep bars and restaurants serving "beer, not fear" by voting no on HB 650 and HB 111.

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  • published Thank You 2011-05-18 13:01:01 -0400

    Thank You

    Thank you so much for your support of NCGV. With the help of dedicated supporters like you, we can make North Carolina a better place for everyone, safe from the dangers of gun violence.

    Please help us keep this good work going by donating - https://ncgv.nationbuilder.com/donate

  • published NCGV Spring 2011 Reception in Blog 2011-05-12 14:47:02 -0400

    NCGV Spring 2011 Reception

    Please join us on June 2, 2011 for a chance to learn more about NCGV, meet members from across the state, and support our mission to reduce gun violence in North Carolina.

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  • Extremism in Action: A Spotlight on the Gun Lobby's Radical Agenda

    While polls repeatedly indicate that most Americans, including most gun owners, support a wide variety of common sense gun laws, the gun lobby remains intent on serving the demands of a radical fringe. In Extremism in Action, Legal Communities Against Violence (LCAV) highlights particularly egregious efforts by the gun lobby to further its outrageous agenda, including extreme federal and state firearms legislation, litigation that advances an expansive (and meritless) view of the Second Amendment, and other conduct that jeopardizes the safety of Americans across the United States.

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  • published How Dangerous People Get Guns in Blog 2011-05-12 13:35:22 -0400

    How Dangerous People Get Guns

    Two weeks after the tragic shootings in Tucson, undercover investigators went to a gun show in Phoenix, Arizona and purchased guns - no background check, no questions asked.

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  • What Happens Now? Will the Arizona Shooting Affect Gun Laws?

    Robert Spitzer appeared on Fresh Air the National Public Radio program to discuss his views on what effects the recent shooting in Arizona will have on federal gun laws.  Sptizer also discussed the history of the National Rifle Association and the current political controversy surrounding gun safety laws.

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  • Mayors Launch National Campaign to Collect Missing Records and Close Loopholes

    Mayors, Martin Luther King III And Family Members Of Gun Violence Victims Urge Congress To Fulfill Intent Of Historic 1968 Gun Law And Fix Nation's Broken Background Check System

    Campaign Launched Online at www.fixgunchecks.org

    The bi-partisan coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, led by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, was joined by Martin Luther King III and dozens of survivors and family members of gun violence victims to launch a national campaign urging Congress to take two simple but critical steps to fix our nation"s broken background check system: 1) fulfill the letter of the historic 1968 gun law and ensure that all names of people prohibited from buying a gun are in the background check system; and 2) fulfill the intent of the historic 1968 gun law by subjecting every gun sale to a background check.

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  • published Help Us Prevent Another Tragedy in Blog 2011-05-12 13:26:39 -0400

    Help Us Prevent Another Tragedy

    Columbine: 13 killed, 23 wounded.
    Virginia Tech: 32 killed, 17 wounded.
    Fort Hood: 13 killed, 34 wounded.

    And now, 6 people killed and another 13 wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in a matter of seconds.

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  • North Carolinians Support Laws That Could Have Prevented Arizona Shooting

    Recent poll shows support for background checks and handgun permits

    North Carolinians across the board, including self-identified conservatives and gun owners, overwhelmingly support North Carolina's system of requiring permits to buy guns, and having background investigations conducted by sheriffs.

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  • published Strong Support for Common Sense Gun Laws in Blog 2011-05-12 09:35:00 -0400

    Strong Support for Common Sense Gun Laws

    What do voters think about gun laws?

    Despite the controversy surrounding the issue, the majority of voters favor common sense gun laws. Read more

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  • followed Donate 2012-11-30 08:36:28 -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.