Health Department partners with the community to distribute gun lock kits

THe Lincoln County Health Department, with support from the Healthy Minds for Lincoln County Coalition, is working with local organizations and businesses to distribute gun locks. This initiative aims to increase awareness about safe storage of firearms in effort to prevent suicide and promote child safety.
“We are grateful to be partnering with organizations and businesses in Lincoln County to distribute gun lock kits,” said Kristin Bath, Public Health Educator for the Lincoln County Health Department and lead of Healthy Minds for Lincoln County.
“Gun related injuries and deaths are preventable. This initiative provides the community with a resource to help keep their families safe.”
The following locations will provide the free gun locks and educational materials to the public: Aging & Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin, Aspirus Health, Children’s Wisconsin, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Social Services, Lincoln County Sports Club, Lincoln County Veterans Services, Marshfield Clinic Merrill, Merrill Fire Department, Merrill Police Department, Pine River School for Young Learners, Rock Falls Rod and Gun Club, Somo Fish & Game Club, and Tomahawk Furniture and Guns. Supplies are limited.
To learn more about this initiative or to get involved with the Healthy Minds for Lincoln County Coalition, contact Kristin Bath at 715.539.1373, or [email protected] or visit

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