OPP offers gun amnesty

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Police are holding a gun amnesty during the month of April for any Ontario residents who wish to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition.

The amnesty is a way to provide citizens a safe way to surrender weapons and enhance public safety. During the amnesty, police will not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise apply to people who are turning in these items. (There is no amnesty offered for people who turn in weapons that have been used in the commission of a crime. No anonymous submissions will be accepted.)

Gun owners interested in surrendering weapons are asked to call the OPP’s non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122 to arrange for officers to attend and safely retrieve the weapons. Under no circumstances should anyone deliver guns or ammunition directly to police facilities. Gun owners can also visit www.opp.ca/gunamnesty.

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