OPP GUN AMNESTY NUMBERS ARE IMPRESSIVE
The numbers are in from the OPP and its municipal law enforcement partners Gun Amnesty Program for April. During April, the OPP received 592 gun amnesty calls for service, 86 of which (or 14.5 per cent) were received through the online reporting option on the OPP website. They recovered 689 items through appointments made with OPP officers including 267 rifles, 156 shotguns, 113 prohibited firearms, and 62 other guns such as replica and vintage weapons and collected 12,615 pieces of ammunition. All Ontario police services participated in the month-long initiative. During that time, a total of 1,503 guns were voluntarily surrendered in non-OPP jurisdictions.
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A majority of firearms that have been surrendered to police will be destroyed, but a number of guns will be retained for historical, educational or training purposes.
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