Police offer annual firearms and prohibited weapons amnesty

The Orangeville Police Service will be once again offer a Firearms and Prohibited Weapons Amnesty program from June 1 to June 30.

The amnesty program is being held as a proactive initiative to encourage residents to turn in 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.

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

During the 2016 amnesty, police received three .22 caliber rifles, four pellet guns, one knife and various types of ammunition.

Police urge the public to take advantage of this opportunity to properly dispose of the items they no longer want.

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.

Posted on May 29, 2017