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Headlines from North Carolina
Leicester North Carolina boy, 17, shot and killed after threatening suicide (7/15/2006)
Siler City North Carolina boy, 13, shot by friend 14 (6/16/2006)
Charlotte North Carolina boy, 19, shoots and kills father (4/8/2006)
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North Carolina Resources
National SAFE KIDS Campaign
North Carolina Gun Laws
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 100 firearm deaths of children and teens in North Carolina, including 33 suicides and 7 accidents.
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North Carolina PTA
firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-255-0417, 919-787-0534
North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Education Fund
Safety and Health Council of North Carolina
email@example.com, 704-334-7242, 800-868-8777
Other Local Resources
Cary - Suicide Prevention of North Carolina
Chapel Hill - Culbreth Middle School/ Chapel Hill Yellow Ribbon
Contact: Lauren Kryder,
Raleigh - Center for The Prevention of School Violence (NCSU)
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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 North Carolina.
See if North Carolina or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
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