Firearm Safety


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Seattle Children's is committed to preventing injuries and death among youth. We hope that by raising awareness about the importance of safe firearm storage in the home, providing mental health education and by giving parents the tools to safely store their firearms, we can help prevent firearm-related incidents and violence among children and teens.

About Safe Firearm Storage

Safe 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 someone other than the intended owner. Safe firearm storage protects children and teens, reduces the risk of firearm injuries and saves lives.

Learn more about the importance of safe firearm storage:

Washington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network

The Washington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network and Seattle Children’s work together to provide you with information, resources and the opportunity to connect with others around the state of Washington on firearm tragedy prevention efforts. Network meetings take place twice a year and are open to anyone interested in helping prevent firearm tragedies.

Learn more about the network and how you can get involved.

Free Firearm Storage Giveaway Events

Seattle Children’s is committed to preventing firearm tragedies and to the safety of kids, families and communities. Safe storage of firearms can greatly reduce injury and firearm related death.

During events, attendees will learn about the importance of safe firearm storage and get a free lock box or trigger lock, with hands-on training on proper use. Supplies are limited. First come, first served. One free lock box or trigger lock per person (maximum two items per household). Must be present to receive free item. Recipient must be 18 or older. No ID required. Due to the uncertain and ever-changing nature of COVID-19, giveaway events have been postponed until further notice.

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COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19, free firearm storage giveaway events have been postponed.

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