Saskatchewan’s first province wide gun amnesty program will run from Thursday until April 27th.
During that time, residents can relinquish their unwanted or illegal firearms to police without the fear of facing any charges.
Moose Jaw Police Chief Rick Bourassa says an increase in gun related crimes both in rural and urban settings is the main reason for launching the program.
“And if we look back at the statistics for Saskatchewan from 2012 to 2016, what we see is we’ve police have had over 1000 incidents of firearms use in the province, unlawful firearms use and that numer has grown through those years.” said Bourassa.
People who want to turn in an unwanted firearm are asked to call their local law enforcement agency.