Written by Nancy Lee, as part of her Social Marketing Sightings theme.
Sighted on: King County Official Website

Social Issue: Mass Shootings
Social Marketing Strategy: Monetary Incentive

In King County, Washington, it was announced that the King County Department of Public Health was partnering with local retailers to offer discounts on storage devices or lock boxes. The program provides a discount to incentivize safe weapon storage behavior. 

Through December 2022, mention Public Health or LOCK-IT-UP and get 10-15% off select storage devices or lock boxes at participating retailers.
All gun safes and lock boxes are tax exempt in the state of Washington per RCW 82.08.832
King County’s Lock It Up program mission is to promote safety in our communities by increasing safe firearm storage.

The website also provides information on;

  • Why it’s important to store firearms safely
  • Safe storage device options
  • How to practice safe storage at home
  • How to encourage others to store firearms safely

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