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Manitoba Gun and Ammunition Amnesty

June 1-30, 2018

For the month of June, the Winnipeg Police Service, and other Manitoba police agencies will be participating in a province-wide gun amnesty initiative. The amnesty will provide Manitobans a safe way to get rid of unwanted firearms, weapons (restricted, unrestricted and prohibited) and ammunition that have not been used in a criminal offence or stolen. The amnesty allows people to surrender firearms and weapons without fear of prosecution for weapons related Criminal Code charges.

The immunity from prosecution does not apply to everyone—like those, when detained or arrested by the police, is found to be in possession of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or prohibited ammunition. Moreover, the immunity does not apply if it is determined that a firearm, weapon or device that was voluntarily surrendered has been used for a criminal purpose or is determined to be stolen. The Winnipeg Police Service will also attend to seize other weapons, firearms replicas, military ordinances, chemical munitions, explosives, ammunition, and firearms parts. This initiative is fully supported by Manitoba Justice and the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP).

 

WHAT TO DO:

  • Call 204-986-6222 to make arrangements to have your items collected.

  • Unwanted items are meant for pick-up only.  Do not bring them to your nearest police station.

  • You will want to leave the items undisturbed until officer(s) can make the necessary arrangements to attend.

  • WPS is only responsible for our areas of jurisdiction. If you are outside of Winnipeg please contact your local law enforcement agency.