Provincial Gun Amnesty Effort Yields Thousands Of Weapons and Ammo

Over 1,500 Weapons Turned in Province Wide

The OPP say during its April Gun Amnesty program, 267 rifles, 156 shotguns, 113 prohibited firearms, and 62 other weapons (replicas, vintage guns, etc) were turned in, along with 12,615 pieces of ammo. Barrie Police Service recovered 40 items through appointments made with Barrie Police, which included 19 rifles, 11 shotguns, 10 handguns, and other guns such as replica and vintage weapons. Just over 1,500 pieces of ammunition was also collected. Overall 1,500 guns were turned into other police services across the province. While most of the guns handed in will be destroyed, some will be used for training purposes or maybe historical significance. While the gun amnesty month has ended, police will still take any unwanted weapons, but call ahead first! Don’t take your gun to the police station, that’s how people get arrested. Contact your local police detachment via the service’s non emergency line.