Please call to have our team bring our presentation to your group – days, evenings or weekends.
“To reduce death/injury related to firearms through broad based and preventive strategies to promote a safe (violence free) environment for our children.”
The Durham County Gun Safety Team provides education on protecting our children from gun injury and death. We have information in both English and Spanish.
According to the North Carolina Violent Death Reporting System, during 2004 – 2005 among youth ages 21 years & younger:
|Durham County had the fourth highest number of youth firearm deaths among all 100 counties.|
|Durham County had 14 gun related deaths.|
|About every other month there was a fatal shooting in Durham County.|
|One in every 18 youths killed by guns in NC has been from Durham County.|
1 in every 3 homes has a gun.
ASK your relatives, friends and neighbors if they have a gun before sending your kids over to play or visit.
If NO - one less worry
If YES – is gun unloaded & locked? Make sure it is a safe place for your child to play.
DID YOU KNOW in the US. . .
|Our youth are more likely to die from a gun injury than any medical illness or motor vehicle crash|
|Most gun deaths are suicides NOT homicides|
|There is a 5 times greater risk of suicide in a home with a gun|
|Youth are naturally curious and impulsive; they may touch a gun regardless of what they have been taught|
Of gun-owning parents:
43% keep gun unlocked
|For every gun death there are 4 to 7 people who suffer from gunshot wounds which may result in permanent disability|
|"The American Academy of Pediatrics affirms that the most effective measure to prevent firearm-related injuries to children and adolescents is the absence of guns from homes and communities"|
Some of Our Outreach Programs Include:
- Schools - Fairs, Activities & PTA's
- Civic Organizations
- Health Fairs
- Health Care Clinics
- Religious & Faith-Based Communities
- Childcare Centers
- Community Events
Ways to Prevent Gun Deaths and Injuries:
Safest way to store gun:
- Unloaded & locked
- Ammunition kept separate & locked
- Keep key away from young hands