Gun Safety Tips

Store Guns and Ammunition Safely

  • Store guns in a locked location, unloaded, out of the reach and sight of children.

  • Store ammunition in a separate locked location, out of the reach and sight of children.

  • Keep the keys and combinations hidden.

  • When a gun is not in its lock box, keep it in your line of sight.

  • Make sure all guns are equipped with effective, child-resistant gun locks.

  • If a visitor has a gun in a backpack, briefcase, handbag or an unlocked car, provide them with a locked place to hold it while they are in your home.

  • Leaving guns on a nightstand, table or other place where a child can gain access may lead to injuries and fatalities.

Talk to Your Kids and Their Caregivers

  • Explain how a gun your kids might see on television or a video game is different from a gun in real life. "A gun, in real life, can really hurt people.

  • Teach kids never to touch a gun and to immediately tell an adult if they see one.

  • Talk to grandparents and the parents of friends your children visit about safe gun storage practices.

Contact Information

In Case of an Emergency, Please call 911. Office hours are Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm.

Carthage Police Department
4396 US Hwy 15-501
Carthage, NC 28327

Phone: 910-947-2231
Fax: 910-9475323