Gunshot Wound & Violence Prevention
Gunshot wounds are amongst our most common cause of injury seen at the UNC Trauma Center. Our injury prevention efforts surrounding this serious and complicated problem consist of offering Stop the Bleed classes to community and providing community agencies such as law enforcement with gun locks to distribute in to community members. Additionally, we are excited to be working with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to launch Orange County, NC’s first Gun Safety Team.
For more information on having Stop the Bleed brought to your community group or how you can get a gun lock at no cost please contact Lindsay Bailey at Lindsay.firstname.lastname@example.org or 984-974-2437.
Talk to Your Kids and Their families
- Tell kids that a gun they see on TV or a game is different from a gun in real life.
- Teach kids DO NOT touch a gun and to tell an adult if they see one right away.
- Talk everyone who visits about safe gun use.
Get Rid of Guns You Don’t Need
- If you decide that you no longer need to have a gun in your home, get rid of it.
Learning & Resources
Gun Safety and Violence Prevention Helpful Links
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, BleedingControl.org, The Firearms Industry Trade Association, Project ChildSafe: the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Many Paths to Firearm Safety