City police, RCMP set firearms amnesty period

The Weyburn Police Service, along with all other municipal police services, the RCMP and conservation officers will again be participating in a province-wide firearms amnesty. This program will run from March 25 to April 19.

The goal for the program is to remove unwanted firearms from circulation. Each year a number of unwanted firearms are stolen through break-and-enters. These firearms enter the illegal firearms circulation and pose a threat to both law enforcement and the general public alike.

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“We are not asking people to surrender firearms they have a legitimate want and need for, but rather those firearms that have long since been used and are just collecting dust,” said deputy chief Rod Stafford. “Most often we experience this when firearms come into our possession through wills and estates.”

For the period of the amnesty, no enforcement action will be taken with respect to any firearm turned in. All firearms turned in will be destroyed.

Residents are asked not to bring firearms to their local police/enforcement agency, but to contact their local police who will arrange to pick up these firearms. 

Weyburn residents can arrange for firearms pickup by calling the Weyburn Police Service at 306-848-3250.