Health Department Offers Free Trigger Locks

Created on Friday, 27 August 2010 15:34

Contact: Collette DuValle, 317-373-2391

The Marion County Health Department, through its violence prevention program, offers trigger locks at no charge.

This program promotes safe and responsible storage of guns by providing free trigger locks to individuals. The locks are distributed at health fairs and other special events and/or to individuals on a “walk-in” basis. Each lock is a simple, sturdy device with a center post that prevents movement of the trigger when it is properly attached. The locks will easily attach to most handguns, shotguns and rifles.

The health department also offers gun safety educational materials.

This program emphasizes various principles of gun safety. In addition to basic safety tips, children and teenagers learn alternatives to violence, alternatives to gun possession for personal safety and what to do if they find a gun. Adult education promotes both the safe storage and the responsible use of guns.

For more information about the free trigger locks and related gun safety information, contact the Marion County Health Department at (317) 221-2085.