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Our Mission is to make North Carolina safe from gun violence through the education of the public about preventing gun violence, the enforcement of current gun laws, and the enactment of needed new laws.
North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV) is a statewide organization organization dedicated to reducing gun deaths and injury. Polls have consistently shown that the majority of North Carolinians, like other Americans, want to prevent gun violence through effective policies and laws.* The North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Education Fund is dedicated to mobilizing this majority and making citizens safe from gun violence. We are building a statewide grassroots movement of individuals dedicated to reducing gun violence.
Our major strategy for preventing gun violence is through education - explaining the nature of gun violence and ways to prevent it. We also work for enforcement - advocating enforcement of existing laws - and enactment - supporting legislation on state and national levels.
We advocate approaches which address both prevention, focusing on the underlying causes of gun violence, and punishment, dealing with the perpetrators of gun violence in the criminal justice system. We endorse measures that deal with the underlying reasons for violence, such as poverty, lack of jobs, family breakdown, alcohol and drug abuse, anger and despair, and the glorification of violence in the media. We endorse measures to rehabilitate young, potentially dangerous offenders, to keep abusive spouses from possessing guns, and to remove violent, gun-wielding criminals from society.
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