Weapons amnesty brings in 135 devices - including a one-handed crossbow

Crime 100By Staff

November 6, 2015


Between October 19 and October 26, 2015, the Halton Regional Police Drug, Gun and Gang Unit ran a week long amnesty for residents to get rid of unwanted weapons. Officers responded to pick up requests from citizens around the region, looking to surrender and dispose of firearms, weapons and ammunition.

Gun amnesty haul

Police display the weapons turned in by the public during a weapons amnesty.

A list of items turned into police is as follows:

55 rifles
14 shotguns
27 pellet handguns
22 pellet rifles
17 handguns
2 starter pistols
1 one-handed crossbow
10 knives
250 pounds of ammunition.

It is evident our communities in Halton are that much safer due to the partnership between the community and police. 135 total weapons capable of firing some form of projectile are no longer available for opportunistic thieves.


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