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Secure All Firearms Effectively

It only takes a moment for a tragedy to happen. Fortunately, it only takes a moment to help prevent one as well. Protect kids and communities by safely securing your firearms.

Safe Storage 101
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North Carolina,
We Have an Urgent Problem

Too many guns are falling into the wrong hands. Firearms are now the leading cause of injury-related death for children and youth in the state, and gun thefts are on the rise. If you own a firearm, make sure it’s safely secured.


In just two years, from 2019 to 2021, the rate of firearm deaths among children and youth in North Carolina more than doubled.

North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force’s Annual Report to the Governor and General Assembly


Gun Safety Starts With You

There are simple steps that every gun owner can take to ensure their firearm is safely secured

Lock It Up

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Safely secure your firearm with a lock or in a safe.

Keep It Secure

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Help prevent gun thefts, especially from parked vehicles.

Keep Them Safe


Make sure children and others can’t access your firearms.

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Help Spread the Word

Help us raise awareness about the urgent need to effectively secure firearms in North Carolina. Partner with us during our NC S.A.F.E. Week of Action, June 2–8, to spread the word about this critical issue.

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