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More than 10 guns turned in so far in month long Gun Amnesty

KAWARTHA LAKES- Kawartha Lakes Police say more than 10 guns have been turned in so far in the month lon Gun Amnesty.

In addition to various calibres of ammunition, the police service has received five shotguns, five rifles and one handgun.

The gun amnesty is for any Ontario resident who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition. The amnesty is a way to provide citizens with a safe way to surrender weapons and enhance public safety. During the amnesty, police will not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise apply to people who are turning in these items. There is no amnesty offered for people who turn in weapons that have been used in the commission of a crime. No anonymous submissions will be accepted.

The gun amnesty will continue running until the end of April. Interested gun owners are encouraged to telephone the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service at (705)324-5252 to arrange for an officer to attend their residence and retrieve any unwanted firearms or ammunition.

Please remember that under NO circumstances should anyone deliver guns or ammunition directly to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service facilities.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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