Gun-SafetyGun Safety Lock-It-Up Project

LWVPBC Gun Safety Issue Group promotes Lock It Up (safe storage) through community-wide events and PowerPoint presentations.  Members have opportunities to work with local law enforcement agencies and PBC organizations supporting League Gun Safety efforts.


  • Educating PBC residents and lobby state representatives re gun safety issues.
  • Collaborate with grassroots efforts to create responsible gun ownership with an emphasis on safe storage.


Betsy Pickup  561-395-4646
Kristen Murtaugh  561-706-6650


See League Calendar or contact Chairs for time, date and location of the next meeting.


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