Guns and ammunition turned in during annual firearm and prohibited weapon amnesty initiative

Your Orangeville Police Service has once again completed their annual Firearms and Prohibited Weapons Amnesty program that ran from July 1st to July 31st, 2019.

As a result of the program, police received one hand gun, two rifles, two pellet guns and a cross-bow for destruction. A small quantity of ammunition was also turned over to police.

The goal of the annual program is to increase safety by reducing the number of unwanted or illegally owned firearms, prohibited weapons and ammunition in our community. Having such items turned in through the program reduces the likelihood of unwanted firearms and weapons falling into the hands of criminals from break-ins and thefts, or into the hands of curious youth.

“Our annual amnesty program is a safety initiative that we will continue to offer in our community. We thank the members of the public for supporting this program and assisting our police service to help keep Orangeville safe”, said Police Chief Wayne Kalinski.

Residents are reminded that they don’t have to wait until next year to surrender unwanted firearms, ammunition or prohibited weapons. If you have an item that you would like to turn over to police simply contact OPS and arrangements will be made for an officer to pick the item up from you.

Posted on August 15, 2019