Welcome to LOK-IT-UP! Our mission is to promote the safety of our communities through increasing safe storage of firearms. Here you will find information on:
the importance of safe storage of firearms
safe storage device options
how to practice safe storage in the home
how to encourage the practice of safe storage in others
Did you know...
In the United States, 31,672 people died in 2010 as a result of firearms.
In Washington state, 158 children (age 17 or younger) were hospitalized and 101 children died as a result of firearms from 2006 to 2010. During this period, 55 children were hospitalized and 27 died in King County.
In 2009, nearly 25,100 households in King County reported storing loaded and unlocked firearms.
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