Study Group on Gun Violence
The Oakland County Board of Commissioners' Study Group on Gun Violence is a bipartisan effort to address gun violence issues in Oakland County and to raise public awareness about gun safety and related legislation.
Members: Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Marcia Gershenson, Janet Jackson, Michael Spisz and Tom J. Berman.
National Safety Month Gun Lock Giveaway
Since 2014, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners has honored National Safety Month in June by promoting the importance of safe firearm storage in preventing suicide, tragic accidents and gun violence. Each year, the Board partners with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office to organize a gun safety lock giveaway. Trigger locks donated by the National Shooting Sports Foundation's (NSSF) Project ChildSafe are distributed to local police departments across Oakland County, and the participating departments are able to provide free trigger locks to the public. Information on the 2018 Gun Safety Lock Giveaway coming soon!
Launched in 2016, the Lock-it-up Oakland program aims to reduce the threat of accidental deaths and crimes committed with stolen firearms, and to build public awareness about the benefits of safe firearm storage. Through this initiative, the Board of Commissioners' Study Group on Gun Violence and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office worked together to develop partnerships with local retailers willing to provide discounts on products promoting safe firearm storage. Please visit the Lock-it-up Oakland website for more information.