Barrie Police gun amnesty reels in 40 weapons

Barrie Police Services received and rendered numerous weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition during a month-long gun amnesty.

Through appointments made with the local police service they recovered 40 items during the month of April. A total of 19 rifles, 11 shotguns, 10 handguns and other guns such as replica and vintage weapons were collected. More than 1,500 pieces of ammunition were also attained.

While a majority of the firearms surrendered to police will be destroyed, a number of them will be retained for historical, educational or training purposes.

While the gun amnesty has officially ended, Barrie police will continue to accept unwanted weapons from the public. Gun owners interested in turning in weapons can call the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 to arrange for officers to safely retrieve them.

Police retain the ability to exercise discretion (amnesty) regarding weapons related charges at all times. The public is reminded that no one should ever deliver guns, ammunition or military ordinance directly to police facilities.

For more information on the Canadian Firearms Program, visit the RCMP national website.

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