MORE THAN 2,000 GUNS COLLECTED AS PART OF TORONTO'S GUN BUYBACK PROGRAM

May 17, 2019

By Maria Madden

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Toronto police say more than 2,300 guns have been collected as part of their latest gun buyback program which comes to a close on Friday night.

The total, which includes some 707 handguns, represents the highest number of firearms collected in a buyback over the past decade.

People were offered $200 for each long gun or shotgun and $350 for each handgun turned over.

The program is all part of a plan initiated by Toronto City Council following a record number of gun related crimes committed in the city in 2018.

The guns will be checked to see if they were used in a crime and if not, they will then be destroyed. Police day no one who has turned in a gun will be charged with a crime.

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