The numbers are in for Saskatchewan’s first province-wide gun amnesty program.
Around 365 firearms were voluntarily handed in to police forces and government services in Saskatchewan.
Here’s how it breaks down:
- Regina Police Service – 101
- Saskatoon Police Service – 122
- RCMP “F” Division – 97
- 46 rifles;
- 29 shotguns; and
- 22 restricted firearms (handguns)
- Moose Jaw Police Service – 19
- Prince Albert Police Service – 13
- Estevan Police Service – 5
- Weyburn Police Service – 8
- Saskatchewan Environment Resource Management – 4
The amnesty ran from March 29 to April 27.
It gave residents who had unwanted or illegal guns the chance to relenquish them without the fear of any charges.
Even though the amnesty wrapped up, the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police still enourage those who want to turn in an unwanted firearm to call their local law enforcement agency.
(Statistics Courtesy of the Regina Police Service)