Details: One in five households in King County has firearms stored in or around the home. A little more than half of these households store their guns locked up. Storing firearms safely reduces the risk of family members getting unintentionally injured, misusing a gun in a time of crisis, or losing firearms to burglary. But because of misconceptions about safe storage, some are resistant to the idea. The manager of King County’s Lock It Up program, which promotes voluntary safe storage of firearms in partnership with retailers and law enforcement agencies, will talk about the benefits of safe storage, safe storage options and how they work, and how to have a conversation about safe storage with clients and patients.
Objectives: 1. Understand the benefits of safe storage in preventing unintentional injury, suicide, and community violence 2. Be familiar with a range of safe firearm storage options and be able to describe their pros and cons 3. Understand tips and tools for talking with clients and patients about firearm storage 4. Understand the supports available through the Lock It Up program and how to access them
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