Proper firearm storage is essential as part of an overall suicide prevention strategy! If you need a lock for your firearm, you can acquire one for FREE, no questions asked, from:
Cortland City Police - 25 Court St, Cortland
Cortland County Clerk’s Office - 46 Greenbush St. #105, Cortland
Cortland County Mental Health Department - 25 Clayton Ave, Cortland
Family and Children's Counseling Services - 165 Main St, Cortland
Access to Independence - 26 N. Main St, Cortland
Cortland Free Library - 32 Church St, Cortland
Peck Memorial Library - 24 E. Main St, Marathon
Cortland County Healthy Neighborhoods Program - Call (607) 428-5410 for a delivery to your home
Struggling with your mental health and looking for a safe (and temporary) place to store your firearm? Click here to view a map with locations and storage requirements.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), in conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), developed a Suicide Prevention Toolkit to help firearms retailers, shooting range operators and customers understand risk factors and warning signs related to suicide, know where to find help and encourage secure firearms storage options. NSSF asks retailers and ranges to participate in this program because doing so can help save lives. Get the toolkit by clicking here.
Proper storage and respect of firearms is an essential component for suicide prevention. Click the buttons below for more information regarding storage, locks, and more. We highly recommend the firearm safety and mental health video, which was created by the suicide prevention coalition of Erie County. Please be sure to review the trigger warnings on their website before viewing the video.
Free NSSF Toolkit
Firearm Safety & Mental Health Video
Map of NYS Storage Options
How to Use a Gun Lock (Video)