Month long gun amnesty has ended

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During the month of April the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, in partnership with other police services in Ontario, participated in a provincial gun amnesty.

The gun amnesty was implemented for any Ontario resident who wished to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition.

The program provided citizens with a safe way to surrender weapons and enhance public safety.

During the April gun amnesty the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received twenty non-restricted long guns, one restricted handgun, one prohibited handgun, one prohibited weapon (the “butterfly” style knife pictured) and several hundred rounds of ammunition.

In accordance with the conditions of the gun amnesty program, all of the weapons and ammunition turned into the police service will be destroyed.

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Roderick Benns is the publisher of The Lindsay Advocate. He is the author of 'Basic Income: How a Canadian Movement Could Change the World,' and is also Vice Chair of the Ontario Basic Income Network. An award-winning author and journalist who grew up in Lindsay, Roderick has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Canada, Senators, and Mayors across Canada. He also wrote and published a series of books for youth about Canada's Prime Ministers as teens.

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