Free Gun Locks

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“Put a lock on safety” with free gun locks from the Shoreline Police. The give-away is made possible by a grant from Project Child Safe and the U.S. Department of Justice.

The cable locks are designed to work on all types of handguns, shotguns, and rifles. The locks come with an instructional booklet and a key. Since the locks are intended as only one deterrent for children, Shoreline Police Chief Shawn Ledford emphasizes that safe storage of guns and talking to your children about gun safety are also important.

Interested residents can schedule an appointment with Officer Paula Bates at paula.bates@kingcounty.gov or (206) 801-2764.

Talking to your kids about gun safety

Young people may be curious about firearms and as a result may be tempted to “play” with a firearm that they find. Make sure young people in your home are aware of and understand the safety guidelines below.

  • Don’t go looking for guns in your house or a friend’s house. Don’t let other kids look for guns in your house.
  • If you find a gun in your house-or anywhere else-STOP! Leave it alone. Don’t touch it.
  • Don’t let anyone else touch it. Leave the area. Tell an adult.
  • Even if a gun looks like a toy, don’t touch it. Some real guns may look like toy guns, so don’t take a chance. Leave the area and immediately tell an adult.

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