Hand in firearms

Midland Reporter - - News -

OWN­ERS of un­li­censed firearms can hand in il­licit weapons with­out fear of pros­e­cu­tion as part of a po­lice amnesty.

Act­ing Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice Gary Dreibergs said peo­ple could sur­ren­der un­li­censed weapons at their lo­cal po­lice sta­tions.

The owner will have the op­tion to li­cence the firearm where ap­pro­pri­ate, sell it or have it de­stroyed.

A sim­i­lar na­tional cam­paign in 2013 re­sulted in 1281 firearms and about 80,000 rounds of am­mu­ni­tion be­ing sur­ren­dered.

“That’s 1281 guns off our streets, which is a great re­sult for the com­mu­nity and for our of­fi­cers,” Mr Dreibergs said.

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