For Immediate ReleaseMarch 10, 2021
Public information campaign has goal of saving lives
San Rafael, CA – Marin County District Attorney Lori E. Frugoli has launched a multidisciplinary collaborative to promote firearm safety in Marin County.
“The intent of this program is to enhance public safety by educating our community about the impact of guns on our community," Frugoli said.
One of the first priorities will be education about the dangers of unlocked guns in the home. The public will be advised where to obtain free gun locks through law enforcement agencies. Further efforts to promote gun safety will include creating awareness of gun violence restraining orders; and future gun buy-back programs.
The collaborative is Frugoli’s response to a 2020 Marin County Civil Grand Jury report that concluded more needs to be done to inform Marin residents about the safety benefits of storing guns safely, in accordance with law and common sense.
The Civil Grand Jury found:
Simply locking guns unloaded and apart from ammunition could seriously reduce accidental shootings, domestic violence, suicide, school shootings and gun theft.
The Marin Gun Safety Collaborative includes representatives from mental health and health care providers, including the Suicide Prevention Collaborative; the Marin Interfaith Council; the Marin City Ministerial Alliance; the Marin County Cooperation Team; members of law enforcement; and the advocacy organizations Brady United and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
Lori E. FrugoliDistrict AttorneyCounty of Marin
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