Guns and ammunition turned over to police
The Orangeville Police Service has once again completed their annual Firearms and Prohibited Weapons Amnesty program that ran from April 1st to April 30th, 2018.
As a result of the program, police received four firearms and various types of ammunition over the month long initiative. The firearms that were surrendered included a .22 caliber handgun, a .22 caliber rifle and two 12 gauge shotguns.
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.
“We are pleased that this annual initiative continues to achieve the intended goal. We thank the members of the public for supporting this program and assisting our police service to help make Orangeville a safer community”, said Police Chief Wayne Kalinski.