Gun Violence is a Public Health Crisis
Gun violence happens when a person in crisis has access to a gun. Our laws can help screen and prevent people in crisis from buying or possessing firearms. To truly end gun violence, however, we need to help people not be in a state of crisis in the first place or have immediate access to a gun when they are. This requires public health interventions to help individuals and communities in crisis. Here are a few ways NCGV is addressing the people side of gun violence in NC:
Community Violence Interruption
Gun violence in the city and other low income communities is not “Black on Black Crime”, it is the outcome of generational poverty, stress, and lack of opportunity. NCGV is committed to partnering with leaders and organizations working in communities where gun violence is a daily fear.