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Through December 2016, mention Public Health or 
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

Welcome to LOK-IT-UP!

Our mission is to promote the safety of our communities through increasing safe storage of firearms. King County staffs the LOK-IT-UP initiative as part of our Gun Violence Prevention Initiative.

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, 33,636 people died in 2013 as a result of guns.

  • In Washington state, 158 children (age 17 or younger) were hospitalized and 108 children died as a result of guns from 2010 to 2014. During this period, 42 children were hospitalized and 23 children died in King County.

  • In 2013, an estimated 64,000 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 33,636 deaths nationally attributed to firearms in 2013, 63% were suicides and 35% were homicides.
    CDC WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System), Accessed Oct. 2015

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.