Windsor police and Essex County OPP to hold Gun Amnesty Program in April — Windsor Star

Windsor police and Essex County OPP are offering owners of unwanted or illegal guns an amnesty period to turn in the weapons without repercussions.

Windsor police and Essex County OPP are offering owners of unwanted or illegal guns an amnesty period to turn in the weapons without repercussions.

The police services will join in a provincewide Gun Amnesty Program next month.

“Ontario has seen an increase in break-and-enter incidents where firearms were stolen or targeted by criminals,” police said in a news release. “Participating police services are providing the community with a safe method to dispose of weapons, imitation weapons and related equipment with the goal of reducing the number of guns in our communities.”

Police said Ontario residents will be able to hand over firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition in April, and will not face the criminal charges they normally would for having such items.

There is a caveat. The amnesty does not apply to people turning in weapons that have been used in a crime. Police also will not accept anonymous submissions.

People interested in turning in guns should call the Windsor Police Service at 519-258-6111 or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 to arrange for officers to pick up the weapons. Both services stress that guns should not be brought into any police facility.

via Windsor police and Essex County OPP to hold Gun Amnesty Program in April — Windsor Star

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