Windsor police are hailing their recent Gun Amnesty Program as a success after counting the amount of unwanted or illegally-owned firearms that were surrendered by conscientious citizens.
During the month of April, a total of 13 rifles, eight shotguns, and seven handguns were turned over to police — who will not be laying weapons-related charges that would otherwise apply.
Also received were: four air rifles, four air pistols, one replica firearm, one flare gun, and 383 rounds of ammunition.
The Gun Amnesty Program was held throughout April by policing agencies across Ontario.
Windsor police thanked all citizens who participated and willingly reduced the number of firearms in the community.
“The risk of firearms falling into the hands of people with criminal intent is real and ever-present,” police said in a news release. “Your participation helps reduce these potential risks with fewer guns on the street.”
The Gun Amnesty Program did not apply to weapons that have been used in the commission of a crime, and no anonymous submissions were accepted