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Headlines from Florida
  • Jacksonville Texas teenage boy accidentally shot by friend after fight (7/16/2006)
  • Jacksonville Florida 12-year-old boy shot in back while lighting fireworks (7/5/2006)
  • Homestead Florida boy, 16, shot and killed by boy, 19, playing with gun (6/13/2006)
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    Florida Gun Laws
  • Quick summary from MSNBC, based on data from the NRA, HCI, and the ATF. Disclaimer.
  • More detailed information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State Firearm Deaths

    In 2003, there were 110 firearm deaths of children and teens in Florida, including 23 suicides and 3 accidents.
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    Florida Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Florida Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
       flguncontcoalit@mindspring.com, 813-991-9584
    Florida PTA
       info@floridapta.org, 800-373-5782, 407-855-7604
    Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition
       coalition@floridasuicideprevention.org, 386-446-4690
    Sunshine State School Public Relations Association SUNSPRA
       800-251-6803
  • Other Local Resources
    Bartow - Bartow Police Department
       863-534-5034
    Miami - Non-Violence Project
       Contact: Diane Landsberg, 305-663-1733
    Miami - Youth Crime Watch of America
       305-670-2409
    Palm Beach County - Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission
       Dcunning@co.palm-beach.fl.us, 561-355-SAFE (7233)
    Southern Florida - National Safety Council Local Chapter
       954-772-6025, 800-392-5101
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    Gun Lock Programs
    To find a gun lock program near you:

  • Contact the State Resources (above) about gun lock programs in Florida.
  • See if Florida or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.


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