Firearm Safety and Risk Prevention Campaigns Increase in Marin

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On June 2 the Marin Gun Safety Collaborative (MGSC) launched an educational campaign that encourages responsible gun ownership to promote public safety. This initiative reminds gun owners that they are held legally accountable to protect others within their home and communities by keeping firearms locked, unloaded and away from ammunition. 

In 2020 the Marin County Civil Grand Jury estimated that there were 100,000 guns stored within Marin homes and vehicles, and surveys suggest that around 18,000 of them were unlocked and loaded. This raises the risk of gun-related accidents, violence, theft and suicide. 

Visit MGSC’s website for resources regarding suicide prevention, how to safely keep firearms and which law enforcement agencies offer firearm storage and locks.