4/10/2018 8:33:34 AM

    Similar to the Police annual drug paraphernalia campaign, if you have any guns you don't want anymore, or have no use for, Police will take them for you without questions. Ontario Provincial Police in collaboration with participating municipal police services are holding a Gun Amnesty during the month of April. The gun amnesty is for any Ontario resident who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition. Strathroy-Caradoc Police Constable Kevin Van Rooyen says the program has very important reasoning.

    The amnesty is a way to provide citizens with 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. Police note no amnesty is offered for people who turn in weapons that have been used in the commission of a crime. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. Interested gun owners are strongly urged to call the OPP or local police's non-emergency number to arrange for officers to attend and safely retrieve the weapons. Under NO circumstances should anyone deliver guns or ammunition directly to police facilities.

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