Video: These are the weapons residents of Burlington, Oakville and Milton have been keeping
Published October 3, 2023 at 11:33 am
Halton Regional Police have released a video that shows the number of weapons and ammunition that have been turned through an ask-no-questions amnesty.
During the program, which began June 1 of this year, residents of Burlington, Oakville, Milton, and Halton Hills turned in 96 firearms and weapons, as well as 568 pounds of ammunition.
The amnesty will continue to run indefinitely and police are encouraging residents and business owners to continue to surrender the unwanted or illegal firearms, weapons and ammunition.
“These are the type of weapons people have been keeping…until now,” said a police official. “Now they have been taken off the streets.”
Those looking to surrender their firearms and other weapons as part of the amnesty are asked to visit here and complete the online request form.
As well, they can contact the HRPS’ Property and Evidence Management Unit at 905-825-4777, ext. 5319 or via email to [email protected].
If you are going to turn in a weapon do not bring the item into a police station, transport them in your vehicle or greet officers at the door with the firearms/weapons.
Officers assigned to retrieve the weapon(s) will provide police identification and will require a signature for destruction.
Since June 2023, more than 180 weapons and 500lbs of ammunition have been surrendered to our Service as part of our Firearms and Weapons Amnesty. Thank you to the media and public for helping to make our streets a safer place.
— Halton Police (@HaltonPolice) October 3, 2023
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