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Waterloo Region weapons amnesty brings 87 firearms, 5,000 rounds of ammunition

WATERLOO, Ont. — Waterloo regional police say a month-long amnesty program has taken more than 100 weapons out of circulation.

December 1, 2017  By The Canadian Press

The program, which began Nov. 1, allowed people in the community to turn over unwanted or unlicensed firearms and other weapons without fear of prosecution for illegal possession.

Police said Friday that 87 firearms, 5,000 rounds of ammunition and 27 pellet guns have been collected, and 30 calls were still waiting for pickup.

A similar amnesty program held in 2015 brought in 68 firearms, 2,000 rounds of ammunition and 33 pellet guns.

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