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Barrie Police Gun Amnesty Results

 Barrie Police Gun Amnesty Results
May 10th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service has received and rendered safe numerous weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition during a month-long Gun Amnesty.

During April 2018, the Barrie Police Service recovered 40 items through appointments made with Barrie Police, which included; 19 rifles, 11 shotguns, 10 handguns, and other guns such as replica and vintage weapons. Just over 1,500 pieces of ammunition was also collected.

A majority of firearms that have been surrendered to police will be destroyed, but a number of guns will be retained for historical, educational or training purposes. Although the gun amnesty has officially ended, police will continue to accept submissions from the public. Interested gun owners may call the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 to arrange for officers to attend and safely retrieve the weapons.

Police continue to encourage members of the public to turn in unwanted weapons despite the conclusion of this initiative. Police retain the ability to exercise discretion (amnesty) regarding weapons related charges at all times, not just during this month long event. The public is reminded that no one should ever deliver guns, ammunition or military ordinance directly to police facilities.

For more information on the Canadian Firearms Program visit the RCMP’s national website There you will find some general safety information, as well as information on Inherited Firearms.