The Marion County Youth Violence Prevention Coalition, and the organizations therein, are committed to preventing injuries and death among youth. By raising awareness about the importance of secure firearm storage and giving gun lock boxes to those with guns, we hope to prevent gun-related incidents and violence, especially among young people.

Many families keep a gun in the home to protect their family from an intruder. Unfortunately, a gun in the house is much more likely to hurt or kill a member of the household or a friend than an intruder. If you do keep a gun at home, secure firearm storage is very important.

Secure Firearm Storage means keeping a firearm unloaded and secured using a lock box, safe, or other locked storage space designed to prevent access and use from children and other people who are at risk of harming themselves or others. Secure firearm storage protects children and teens, reduces the risk of firearm injuries and saves lives.