Lock It Up: Promoting the safe storage of firearms
King County firearm storage device retailers partner with Public Health
Our mission is to promote the safety of our communities through increasing safe storage of firearms. King County staffs the Lock It Up program.
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, 36,247 people died in 2015 as a result of guns.
- In Washington state, 30 children (age 17 or younger) were hospitalized and an additional 39 children died as a result of guns in 2015. During this period, 9 children were hospitalized and 6 children died in King County.
- In 2015, an estimated 51,000 adults in King County with a loaded gun in or around their homes reported storing their gun(s) loaded and unlocked.
- The majority of gun deaths in the US were suicides and homicides. Of the 36,247 deaths nationally attributed to firearms in 2015, 75% were suicides.
King County 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.
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