Public Education

Gun safety, public awareness, education, and community mobilizing are on-going. Our outreach programs continue to work with local governments, schools, probation judges, youth in juvenile detention, healthcare agencies, community and faith based groups.

We are working to increase public awareness of the magnitude of the problem, effects, causes and prevention of gun violence.

Dr. Amy Goldberg, a trauma surgeon, speaks to the devastating effects of What Bullets Do to Bodies in a HuffPost April 2017 article by Jason Fagone. As the author says, “The gun debate would change in an instant if Americans witnessed the horrors that trauma surgeons confront every day.”

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"The gun debate would change in an instant if Americans witnessed the horrors that trauma surgeons confront every day."

–  Jason Fagone, HuffPost

Gun Violence Prevention Programs have been shown to increase knowledge about the costs of gun-related violence, to decrease the incidence of gun-related violence, and to help prevent such violence.

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In addition to implementing the Student Pledge Against Gun Violence in schools throughout New Mexico, NMPGV works in schools to talk about the importance of gun safety. We show videos and give presentations to classes on the importance of making the right choices when it comes to guns. We also provide FREE GUN LOCKS AND BILINGUAL GUN SAFETY BROCHURES TO PARENTS. This is a free service that we provide. If yours school is interested in participating in this program please contact us.

NMPGV created a Lock Up Your Gun Safety Campaign that includes bus ads, PSAs on locking up your guns, free gunlocks and gun safety brochures and tabling at health fairs and community events on gun safety. If your community would like us to implement this program please contact us.

“After the mural was completed, I noticed my classmates began to talk about guns in a new way. Some approached me for help. They would ask me for information or ask how to get involved. Sometimes, they would ask about what to do with a gun in their home.”

– Valentina Deforti, student artist and mural participant

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