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Survey for young firearm owners

LOCK IT UP: Simple. Secure. Ready.

Through December 2020, mention Public Health or
LOCK-IT-UP
and get 10-15% off select storage devices or lock boxes at participating retailers.

All gun safes and lock boxes are tax exempt in the state of Washington per RCW 82.08.832

King County's Lock It Up program mission is to promote safety in our communities by increasing safe firearm storage.

Here you will find information on:

  • Why it's important to store firearms safely
  • Safe storage device options
  • How to practice safe storage at home
  • Hoe to encourage others to store firearms safely

Did you know...

  • On average, 155 King County residents per year died from firearm injuries from 2013 to 2017?
    • 68% of those deaths were suicide and 25% were homicide?

  • On average, 149 King County residents per year were hospitalized for firearm injuries from 2016 to 2017?
    • 46% of those injuries were unintentional and 40% were from assault?

  • 21% of King County adults have at least one firearm stored in or around their home?
    • 41% of those people keep firearms stored unloaded and locked up, the safest method?

  • There were 738 firearm theft incidents reported to King County law enforcement agencies in 2018 alone?

Storing firearms locked up is the best way to prevent curious kids from getting hurt with firearms, youth and adults in crisis from using a family firearm for suicide, and firearms from being stolen and misused by others.

To learn more, check out our data site at www.kingcounty.gov/firearms


Lock It Up's law enforcement partners

Auburn, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bothell, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Duvall-Carnation, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, King County Sheriff's Office, Lake Forest Park, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Pacific, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, Shoreline, Snoqualmie-Fall City, Tukwila, Woodinville, and Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center.