The RCMP have now released numbers from the Gun Amnesty Program which was held in June in Manitoba, which included Westhawk and Falcon Lake. Police are calling it a success, noting nearly 700 firearms and more than 22,000 rounds of ammunition were handed in. Police agencies also received notable items such as an explosives shell and a cannonball.

The Gun Amnesty Program ensured that charges would not be laid against someone turning in a weapon, unless it was used to commit a crime or was stolen. The majority of the firearms and ammunition surrendered during the amnesty will be destroyed. A very small number will be retained for historical, educational or training purposes.

The Kenora OPP, the Dryden Police Service and the Treaty #3 Police Service held their gun amnesty months in April.

Firearms need to be secured in a locked location, with the ammunition stored separately. Ammunition can be stored in the same locked container if the bolt of the firearm is removed. A locking device also needs to be secured to the firearm to make sure that they can’t fire, if the firearm is classified as restricted. 

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For more information:
Gun Amnesty in April
RCMP – Firearm storage guidelines

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