Sometimes it’s a case of a loved one passing on and not knowing what to do with their firearms. Whatever the situation Toronto police want you to turn in your unwanted guns. From now until November 16, people can surrender weapons without being interrogated by police. Law enforcement will only intervene if a firearm is linked to a criminal activity.
“One less gun in the city is an opportunity for keeping the city much safer,” Chief Mark Saunders said, announcing the amnesty at the launch of Ontario Crime Prevention Week at the Toronto Central YMCA on November 2. “I am not interested in the number of firearms that we seize. One gun is a success because it can cause catastrophic damage to our community if it is put in the wrong hands.”
Those wishing to surrender unwanted firearms are asked to contact police at (416) 808-2222, between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day until November 16.
Members of the public are reminded that they should not bring unwanted firearms to police stations or headquarters.
“We will make arrangements for an officer to come and collect those weapons,” said Saunders.