Do You Know Where a Gun or Other Weapons are in Halton?

A spring gun amnesty program is taking place across Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills, and the rest of Ontario for the month of April, Halton Regional Police announced Friday (March 23).

Residents will have an opportunity to turn in unwanted guns and ammunition for destruction in a safe, controlled environment.

Items such as hunting rifles, shotguns and antique firearms are often inherited by family members who are looking for a safe method of disposal.

Citizens are also being encouraged to dispose of replica firearms, pellet guns, or any weapons that could be used to commit a criminal offence.

Weapons-related Criminal Code charges won’t be laid during the amnesty.

The campaign is being led by OPP.

Keep in mind, there’s no amnesty offered for people who turn in weapons which have been used in the commission of a crime and “no anonymous submissions will be accepted.”

The amnesty extends to all firearms including handguns, long arms and non-restricted, restricted or prohibited weapons.

Remember, weapons can’t be brought to police stations.

Arrangements can be made for a safe pickup starting April 1, at 905-825-4747 ext. 8733.

For guns located outside of the Region residents can phone Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 to make arrangements for a safe pick up of their firearms and/or ammunition.

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