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Manitoba Gun and Ammunition Amnesty Update

June 12th, 2018

Brandon Police Service Special Release

MEDIA RELEASE: Manitoba Gun and Ammunition Amnesty Update

 

To date 14 Firearms and one box of ammunition have been turned into the Brandon Police Service.

 

A reminder that from June 1st – 30th 2018, residents of Brandon are encouraged to contact the Brandon Police Service to surrender their unwanted firearms, replica firearms and ammunition. We DO NOT want members of the public transporting firearms to the Police Service. A Police Officer will attend to the homes of residents who wish to surrender these items. We ask that the items be left undisturbed until a Police Officer can attend. Please have keys or combinations available for locking devices and or storage containers. All ammunition and paperwork relating to the firearms should also be made available for collection. We also ask that if any of the items to be surrendered are potentially volatile or explosive, to notify us prior to the Officer attending.

This amnesty will provide the citizens of Manitoba a safe way to dispose of any documented or undocumented firearms, weapons (including restricted and prohibited), and ammunition that have not been used in a criminal offence. The amnesty allows people to surrender firearms without fear of prosecution for weapons related Criminal Code charges.

The immunity from prosecution set out by the Manitoba Department of Justice does not apply to anyone who when detained or arrested by the police is found to be in possession of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or prohibited ammunition. Moreover, the immunity is not applicable if it is determined that a firearm, weapon or device that was voluntarily surrendered has been used for a criminal purpose. This initiative is fully supported by Manitoba Justice and the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP).

Unwanted firearms can fall into the hands of criminals by way of Break and Enters, Thefts or accidental loss. Reducing the number of these firearms in our city will have a positive impact on community safety.

Anyone wishing to turn over an unwanted firearm, replica firearm, ammunition or prohibited weapon is asked to call the Brandon Police Service at (204) 729-2345 and advise that you have a firearm to surrender under the Firearms Amnesty Program. A Police Officer will attend and safely retrieve the item(s). Please Do Not enter the Brandon Police Service building with a firearm

 

A/Sgt. Jeff Hoad

Public Information Officer

Brandon Police Service

(204) 729-2373

Anyone with information on any unsolved crime is asked to call Brandon Crime Stoppers at 204-727-(TIPS) 8477, www.brandoncrimestoppers.com or by texting BCSTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers pays up to $2000.00 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.

CRIME STOPPERS 204-727-TIPS

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