Free gun locks are available to the public at each police district station.

The Montgomery County Department of Police encourages firearm owners to be responsible and conscientious when it comes to the safe handling, use, and storage of firearms. Responsible gun ownership includes keeping firearms secure to prevent theft and prevent those persons prohibited by law from obtaining firearms. Maryland law states that a child under 16 cannot have unsupervised access to a loaded firearm.

For new gun-owners, here is information about Firearms Safety Classes from the Maryland State Police