Police forces across Ontario are joining together to get more illegal guns off the street.
The OPP and municipal police services, including in Belleville, are holding a gun amnesty month in April, for anyone who wants to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegal firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition.
Belleville Police Spokesman Staff Sergeant Rene Aubertin tells Quinte News it’s important to keep unused and illegal weapons out of the wrong hands.
And he says some people have old guns in their homes, that may be considered illegal, but there will be no repercussions for turning those in.
However, Aubertin adds that under no circumstances should you bring weapons or ammo to the police station, instead call the Belleville Police gun amnesty hotline at 613-966-0552 (ext 4867), the OPP gun amnesty hotline at 1-88-310-1122, or visit the OPP’s gun amnesty website to arrange a pick up of the unwanted weapons.