A worthwhile amnesty

June 9, 2016   ·   0 Comments


between the two communities.

In Toronto, where hardly a day goes by

without a fatal shooting, there’s considerable

controversy over one councillor’s call for a

gun amnesty that would be aimed at taking

as many fi rearms as possible out of the

hands of would-be criminals.

In contrast, there hasn’t been any need for

Orangeville Council to consider the idea. On

their own, Orangeville Police have a Firearms

and Prohibited Weapons Amnesty program

that runs until June 30th.

The fi rearms and weapons amnesty program

aims to increase safety by reducing

the number of unwanted or illegally owned

fi rearms and weapons in our community.

Another goal is to reduce the likelihood of

unwanted weapons falling into the hands of

criminals from break-ins and thefts, or into

the hands of curious youth.

“The amnesty program is a perfect example

of how the police and members of the public

can work together proactively to improve

safety and the quality of life for everyone in

our community,” said Police Chief Wayne


We couldn’t agree more.

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