Gun Locks Save Lives

We’ve given away 6,357 high-quality gun locks at community events. Our volunteers provide information about safe gun storage to parents, grandparents and other adults responsible for children living or visiting in their homes.

Gun Locks Lock It For Love

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A single gun lock can save a life

Lock It For Love (LIFL) is our signature project for Grandparents for Gun Safety. Since our beginning in 2017, we have distributed thousands of free high-quality gun locks. Our volunteers provide educational materials about safe firearm storage at community events throughout the Kansas City metro. We give gun locks them to parents, grandparents, and other adults responsible for children living or visiting in their homes.

A simple gun lock can prevent injuries and deaths from accidental shootings and suicides when curious children or despondent teens gain access to unlocked, loaded firearms. Everytown for Gun Safety estimates 4.6 million American children live in homes with at least one loaded and unlocked gun. Safely storing firearms also limits access to older adults with dementia.

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Lock It For Love volunteers

Lock It For Love was modeled on the success of a program developed by St. Louis-based Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice. The program has trained more than 80 volunteers. They participate at social service agency events, area hospitals, community gatherings and suicide prevention programs throughout the Kansas City metro area. Volunteers offer free, high-quality gun locks plus information about safe gun storage.

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Gun lock demonstrations

GGS collaborates with more than a dozen police departments on both sides of the Missouri and Kansas state line. Our volunteers are often accompanied by a police officer who demonstrates how to use the lock correctly. Together, they answer questions about storing firearms safely.

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Help us distribute gun locks

Through Lock It For Love, we make a direct impact on preventing injuries and deaths from accidental shootings and suicides by limiting access to firearms. Join us if you’re interested in volunteering or helping finance the supply of high-quality gun locks.

See how Lock It For Love gun locks work.

To learn how a gun lock works. Watch this short video featuring Officer Rick Jones, a Community Interaction Officer with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.