BY GUN VIOLENCE
MM2K, INC. is a not for profit organization that focuses on the need to provide knowledge and information that are pertinent towards parents rebuilding lives, developing coping mechanisms to overcome the traumatic experience of losing a loved one to violence. We strive to empower communities on recognizing the early signs associated with emotional distress or depression.
Our goal is to be among the leading agencies offering education and prevention on this growing epidemic through raising awareness of the seriousness and devastating effects of violence associated with taking lives. We utilize programs methods that build strengths,competencies and abilities that promote family bonding along with advocating for community
involvement. Our mission is to equip individuals with the tools needed to provide emotional support, awareness and prevention the early warning signs of possible suicidal attempts in order to prevent as well as reduce the number of such attempts. We do so by through inspirational speaking engagements, workshops, seminars and community events.
THE HARD TRUTH
UP to 32% The share of youth firearm deaths that could be prevented by safe storage interventions.
$911 MILLION: The annual cost of gun injury hospitalization.
8,436 PER HOUR: The rate of gun background checks processed on Black Friday.
$112 MILLION: The estimated annual price tag of a federal program that could cut community gun violence in half.
LET'S TALK NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina has some of the highest levels of gun-related crime in the country
• From 2008 through 2017, North Carolina had the 14th-highest rate of gun murders, with a rate of 4.46 gun homicides per 100,000 people. This rate is 16 percent higher than the national average.3 • From 2008 through 2017, a gun homicide occurred every 20 hours.4 • North Carolina has high rates of aggravated assaults committed with a gun. From 2008 through 2017, there were 83.9 aggravated assaults with a gun per 100,000 people in North Carolina, giving it a rank of 11th highest among all states.