The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department is participating in the statewide NC SAFE Week of Action Program.
In this case, “SAFE” stands for Secure All Firearms Effectively. This Week of Action in June has been established to educate people in the state about the best practices for securing their firearms safely to protect themselves, their families and others in the community.
Also, during the week, a limited number of gun locks and gun safes will be provided for free.
The week’s main event – meant for the public and the press – will be held on Wednesday, June 7 at 5:30 p.m.in the courtyard of the Otto Zenke Building at 400 W. Washington Street in Greensboro. That building currently serves as the headquarters for the Sheriff’s Department while the county attempts to get another one built.
In recent years, a number of mass shootings have been conducted by people who got access to guns left unsecure by others and that goes for suicides and other gun deaths as well.
The SAFE week’s main event will have no shortage of speakers. The list includes NC Juvenile Justice Division Deputy Secretary William “Billy” Lassiter, Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip” Alston, Greensboro Police Chief John Thompson, High Point Police Chief Travis Stroud, NC Agricultural & Technical State University Police Chief Jermaine Cherry and Guilford County Health Director Dr. Iulia Vann.
Some strategies for helping secure guns include simple cheaper options like trigger locks and gun cases to more expensive options like thick gun safes. There are also safe gun handling practices that keep guns out of the wrong hands.
According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, in 2021 – the most recent year for which complete data is available – 48,830 people died from gun-related across the country. That includes murders, suicides, accidental shootings, law enforcement shootings and other gun deaths.
How does the sheriff’s department intend to do that. When Danny got his vehicle stolen when he left the keys in it there were several guns in the back of it how do you secure your guns that way is that from an experienced …or lack of common sense. Or last week in Summerfield when he was walking around with a gun in his pocket kneeling down the side of child and her mother with the gun pointed at the mother and the child. How can this happen?
I thought Danny is not allowed to carry due to a criminal conviction, or was I misinformed?
Anybody notice a current elected law enforcement leader from the area not on the speakers list?
I saw that! Hard to be a speaker when you have problems speaking!
Yeah. But even though that’s the case, why should anyone that has been elected, or appointed to a position of public trust by the constituency speak on matters of public concern? I posed this question on behalf of individuals, like myself, who have been wrongfully convicted for a felony offense on account of acts of malfeasance perpetrated against us by employees of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the national government or a centralized government of a State. You all talk about keeping firearms out of the hands of “convicted felons” but none of you have vigorously addressed the issue of wrongful incarceration. Moreover, you all do not speak about the law as defined by judicial decisions that supports the fact that Federal and State legislatures have no constitutional authority to enact legislation restricting the constituencies access to firearms. Why is that? Perhaps I should be a key note speaker at these public events to shed some much needed light on public policy.
Other than being black and political posturing why is king skip one of the speakers at a “gun safety” event
John can you answer the question of whether or not Danny Rogers is allowed to carry a gun legally
Sheriff Danny Rogers was never convicted of a felony, so there is no reason I know of that he could not legally carry a gun.
The above photo is wrong. Never put your finger inside the trigger guard, unless you are ready to fire.