Over 2,200 guns were taken out of our communities during the month of April. That stat comes from the OPP who, in partnership with local municipal police services, took away guns from anyone who didn't want them without any risk of a criminal charge. Constable Max Gomez with the Middlesex OPP says that if you missed the program, you can still call the OPP to have it disposed of.
Gomez adds that the main purpose of the program is to reduce the amount of guns that could be stolen through break-and-enters. The government estimates that between 2016 and 2018, there has been a 30% increase in firearms stolen across Canada as a result of break and enter crimes.