Here's How Many Guns Were Taken Off the Streets in Halton

The results are in for the 2018 spring gun amnesty.

An array of items were turned in to Halton police last April.

The list includes: 19 shotguns; 21 rifles; 7 handguns; nine BB/pellet guns; two miscellaneous gun-related items, including a silencer; four prohibited weapons, including a baton, switchblade and nunchakus or "nunchucks."

In addition, several thousands of rounds of ammunition were turned in to HRPS.

The regional amnesty program, part of a province-wide program, provided the community with the option of handing over unwanted or illegal guns, ammunition or explosives, without any criminal penalties.

Getting unwanted weapons into the hands of law enforcement, who can then oversee their lawful destruction, prevents them from falling into the hands of criminals, say police.

Community safety is a shared responsibility, say police, who are thanking residents for taking part in the program.

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