Orangeville Police Offer Annual Firearms and Prohibited Weapons Amnesty

Orangeville, ON (Orangeville Police Service) The Orangeville Police Service will once again be offering a Firearms and Prohibited Weapons Amnesty program during the month of April.

The Amnesty is for any resident of Orangeville who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition.

The amnesty program is being held as a proactive initiative to provide residents with a safe way to surrender firearms, weapons and other items that present a potential safety risk. Police believe that reducing the number of unwanted and illegally owned firearms and prohibited weapons in our community is in the best interest of all citizens.

Police urge the public to take advantage of this opportunity to properly dispose of the items they no longer want. During the Amnesty, police will not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise apply to people who are turning in these items.

“Our past amnesties have been worthwhile initiatives and we are once again encouraging the public to contact police to turn in firearms, prohibited weapons and ammunition that may be no longer wanted or illegally owned”, said Chief Wayne Kalinski.

Anyone wishing to turn in items for destruction is asked to call the Orangeville Police Service Communication Centre at 519-941-2522 to make arrangements for an officer to pick up the items.

Under no circumstances are the items to be transported by members of the public and brought to the police station.

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