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Headlines from Kentucky
  • Drennon Springs Kentucky girl, 4, shot in face by 2-year-old boy (7/6/2006)
  • Fulton County Kentucky boy, 11, shot in the head by older brother, 16 (3/27/2006)
  • Muhlenberg County Kentucky boy, 15, shoots, kills self (2/20/2006)
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    Kentucky 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 34 firearm deaths of children and teens in Kentucky, including 13 suicides and 10 accidents.
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    Kentucky Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Kentucky Center for Safe Schools
       ddsettl@uky.edu, 877-805-4277
    Kentucky Child Now!
       Contact: Carol Blethen, carolblethen@kychildnow.org, 502-227-7722
    Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
       Contact: Mark Schneider, mark1@uky.edu, 859-257-4954
    Kentucky PTA
       kypta@kih.net, 502-564-4378
  • Other Local Resources
    Lexington - Partners For Youth
       859-260-1090
    Louisville - Kentucky Chapter For Handgun Control
       502-894-9050
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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 Kentucky.
  • See if Kentucky 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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