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Canada Manitoba will let firearm owners unload their guns

18:47  01 june  2018
18:47  01 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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The Manitoba government plans to announce a gun amnesty program today. The program will allow gun owners to dispose of their unwanted firearms , no questions asked.

The Winnipeg Police Service ran a similar program in 2012, offering a digital point-and-shoot camera and/or a photography store gift card as a reward for Winnipeg gun owners who turned in firearms . Tagsfirearm, guns , let , manitoba , owners , their , unload , will.

These are some of the 1,700 firearms turned over to Winnipeg police as part of the Pixels for Pistols month-long initiative in 2012. © Winnipeg Police Service These are some of the 1,700 firearms turned over to Winnipeg police as part of the Pixels for Pistols month-long initiative in 2012.

The Manitoba government plans to announce a gun amnesty program today.

The program will allow gun owners to dispose of their unwanted firearms, no questions asked.

Further details will be shared at a news conference at 11:30 a.m.

Nearly 300 guns were turned over to police in Manitoba during the province's last collection program in 2010.

The Winnipeg Police Service last ran a similar program in 2012, when they collected 1,700 firearms and 13,000 rounds of ammunition. As a reward for surrendering their firearms, Winnipeggers received a Panasonic digital point-and-shoot camera and/or a gift card from Henry's Photo.

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