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Cornwall Starts A Gun Amnesty

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9:31am 28th October 2014

A gun amnesty has started in Cornwall.

Police are asking anyone who has unwanted or unlicensed firearms and ammunition to hand them in.

They say it is to prevent them getting into the wrong hands.

Two thousand were recovered across Cornwall and Devon last time they did it.

Operations Chief Inspector Dan Evans said: "If you are in any way uncertain about the legality of a weapon or ammunition that you possess, if there’s even a shadow of doubt, we would urge you to hand it in.
 
"Gun crime in the UK has continued to fall year on year for the last ten years. We are not complacent about gun crime, however, which is why we are conducting the amnesty now, we want as many guns as possible to be handed in and so make our communities safer.”
 
"Weapons and ammunition can be surrendered at the nine police stations mentioned but anyone handing in a firearm during the amnesty is advised to check the opening times of their station. To receive advice on how best to transport the weapon responsibly from home to the police station phone 101 before travelling, or to seek advice if you cannot attend one of the participating amnesty points.
 
"During the amnesty those surrendering firearms will not face prosecution for illegal possession and they can remain anonymous. However, the history of each live weapon will be checked for evidence of its use in crimes.

"The firearms amnesty is being held in conjunction with the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS).
 
Head of NABIS, Detective Chief Superintendent Iain O' Brien, said: "Gun amnesties provide an important opportunity for people to hand firearms over to police and prevent them falling into the hands of criminals and endangering the public. We are pleased that Devon and Cornwall Police is running this operation and we hope as many people as possible take this opportunity to surrender their guns."  
   
Police say if we know of people involved in illegal firearms activity we should call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The locations and opening times of police stations where people can hand in firearms and ammunition are here

9:31am 28th October 2014

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