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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 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 100 firearm deaths of children and teens in North Carolina, including 33 suicides and 7 accidents.
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    North Carolina Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    North Carolina PTA
       office@ncpta.org, 800-255-0417, 919-787-0534
    North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Education Fund
       websafenc@intrex.net, 919-403-7665
    Safety and Health Council of North Carolina
       info@safetync.org, 704-334-7242, 800-868-8777
  • Other Local Resources
    Cary - Suicide Prevention of North Carolina
       1-800-784-2433
    Chapel Hill - Culbreth Middle School/ Chapel Hill Yellow Ribbon
       Contact: Lauren Kryder, Fizi5@aol.com
    Raleigh - Center for The Prevention of School Violence (NCSU)
       800-299-6054
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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.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.


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