The City of Bozeman, along with the Bozeman Police Department, Fire Department, Bozeman Health, and the Gallatin County Health Department are teaming up to remind the community that gun locks save lives. To that end, they are offering Free gun locks at Fire Stations 1 & 3.

The Free gun locks will be handed out in coordination with the Fire Department's Free car seat installation program.

According to Project ChildSafe, a non-profit organization that provides free gun locks to partners across the nation including the Bozeman Police Department, safe and proper storage is the #1 way to prevent unintentional firearm discharges at home.

 

Police Captain Andy Knight says, “Safety is the number one priority when it comes to operating a gun. Securing a gun with a gun lock is a way to improve that safety.”

Fire Chief Josh Waldo says, “Now a parent can come get their car seat installed by a trained professional and get a free gun lock. It was a no brainer to combine the two ideas. We’re glad to be a part of increasing safety in and out of the home.”

Gun locks are also available for free to the public at the following organizations in Bozeman.

Law and Justice Center (main window) – 615 S 16th St

Bozeman Fire Station 1 – 34 N Rouse Ave

Bozeman Fire station 3 – 1705 Vaquero Pkwy

Gallatin City-County Health Department (main window) - 215 W Mendenhall St

Bozeman Health Pediatrics Bozeman – 937 Highland Blvd #5320

Bozeman Health Pediatrics Belgrade – 206 Alaska Frontage Rd, Belgrade, MT 59714