Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Issue Month-Long Provincewide Gun Amnesty in Saskatchewan

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Issue Month-Long Provincewide Gun Amnesty in Saskatchewan

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Police issue month-long gun amnesty in Saskatchewan

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REGINA - Police across Saskatchewan are calling on people to turn in unwanted guns as part of a month-long gun amnesty.

The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police is encouraging people to hand over their guns to local law enforcement agencies so the firearms can be destroyed.

"We don't want to take the firearms that are used for a purpose for hunting and things like that," Regina Police Service deputy Chief Dean Rae said Monday. "We're taking the ones that people no longer want."

Moose Jaw police Chief Rick Bourassa says there were more than 1,000 cases of unlawful firearm use in Saskatchewan between 2012 and 2016.

RCMP assistant commissioner Curtis Zablocki says Saskatchewan has some of the highest rates of adult and youth accused of firearm-related offences. …

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