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Secure Your Firearms

One of the easiest forms of gun violence prevention, especially for homes with children, is to ensure there aren’t accessible firearms in the reach of young people.

Safely securing firearms saves lives, and it isn’t as expensive as you may think. Explore tips below for safely securing your firearm, as well as other violence prevention resources and events in our Indianapolis community.

Safe storage saves lives

There are many options to safely secure firearms in your home, and prices can be as low as $10. Explore the below options to make your home safer at SaferINDY.

  • Gun case
  • Trigger lock
  • Cable lock
  • Console box
  • Gun safe
  • Lock box / locker
Every day, 8 children and teens are shot unintentionally in the United States by family fire
Lock Box Giveaway

Marion County Youth Violence Prevention Coalition will be giving away free lock boxes at the April 27 Peace Walk.

Event Deatails:

Join MCCOY, the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council, MCYVPC, and partners for a peace walk in honor of National Youth Violence Prevention Week. We will meet at 2:00 PM April 27 at the Kennedy King Memorial, 601 E. 17th St.

Gun violence is preventable.

In 2023, 24% of youth shootings in Indianapolis were unintentional.

A safer Indianapolis begins with education.

Be a part of the solution

Get involved in violence prevention efforts in Indianapolis today! We have so many coalitions and advocacy organizations that are leading tangible violence prevention initiatives that build stronger, safer communities.

Established in 2015 with support from the Marion County Public Health Department, the Marion County Youth Violence Prevention Coalition represents nearly 60 organizations with a shared interest in preventing youth violence in Indianapolis, IN. Today, the Coalition remains focused on its mission to “convene community stakeholders, conduct research, provide leadership, and empower people to create opportunities that build more peaceful homes, schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces.”

Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. We pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. We also work in our own communities and with business leaders to encourage a culture of responsible gun ownership. We know that gun violence is preventable, and we’re committed to doing what it takes to keep families safe.

Students Demand Action started in 2016 as a pilot program and, with a sense of urgency, we launched it as a national initiative within two weeks of the Parkland shooting. Because what could be more urgent than fixing the errors in our system that have cost so many young people their lives? Students Demand Action now has more than 600 groups across the country and active volunteers in every state and D.C.