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Bring Home Free Gun Locks

Prevent Suicides & Accidents

Responsible and secure gun storage can help to prevent suicides and accidents resulting from guns. Gun locks can help to keep a gun stored securely. Gun locks are intended to discourage unauthorized persons (such as children) from accessing the gun.

Keep Guns Secure

 Click here for a checklist on how to responsibly and securely store guns. Use a lock and use it right every time.

Make sure to read and follow the instructions that come with the gun lock on how to use the lock the right way. You can view a video of how gun locks work below from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.


For more information on secure and responsible storage, click here to go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Bring Home Your Free Gun Locks

Free gun locks are available from the Winnebago County Health Department. Ask a staff member during your visit or stop by one of our tables at a community event to bring home your free gun locks.

The Winnebago County Health Department is located at 555 N. Court Street, Rockford, IL 61103

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