The Gun Violence Prevention Issue Group, originally formed several years ago, has been reactivated as an Issue Group in the Committee for Social Justice. The group has the goals of promoting gun safety, education including presentation of data and statistics of gun deaths, and education on pertinent upcoming legislation. In this effort we sometimes join with existing organizations that share our goals, such as North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV). You can check them out at www.ncgv.org .
Initial Committee Meeting on Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00pm by Zoom. If you are concerned about the number of people shot weekly and daily in Wake County, join us by Zoom on Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00pm for our first general committee meeting. Click here to register and get the link.
June Social Justice Committee Meeting – North Carolinians Against Gun Violence – In June, Sara Smith, Statewide Community Organizer for North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV) will join us to share the activities of NCGV. NCGV has a 25 year track record of being the reliable resource on gun related legislation and its potential impact on the safety of North Carolinians. NCGV informs and educates the public, elected officials, and the media on legislative issues on gun violence prevention. Join us on June 10 to hear more about this important aspect of social justice.
Issue Group Leaders: John Fisher and Harry Hurd. For more information email email@example.com
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North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
For 25 years North Carolinians Against Gun Violence has worked as the only statewide non-profit organization dedicated to reducing gun death and injury. According to the CDC, in 2018 1,416 North Carolinians were killed by gun violence – 3.8 lives lost per day. That year, North Carolina ranked 7th nationally for the number of firearm-related deaths. We lose a child a week to firearms, often in a child’s own home. Gun violence is a national epidemic regardless of age, race, or community. Gun violence is taking the lives of our children, our parents, and our neighbors. NCGV is a membership organization with members across the state. Our membership is a diverse group of parents, gun owners, youth, law enforcement officers and anyone who believes we can do something to end gun violence.