267 weapons turned over to police mid-way through gun amnesty: OPP

Provincial police say nearly 270 weapons have been turned over to the force mid-way through its month-long gun amnesty.

OPP say as of Monday, it had received 218 gun amnesty calls and officers picked up 267 items, including restricted, prohibited, replica, and vintage weapons.

They also say more than 5,200 pieces of ammunition have been surrendered, including a quantity of hollow-point bullets.

The gun amnesty is in effect until April 30 for any Ontario resident who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories, or ammunition.

However, no amnesty is offered for people who turn in weapons that have been used in the commission of a crime and no anonymous submissions will be accepted.   

OPP say they will make appointments to pick up the weapons and under no circumstances should anyone try to deliver guns or ammunition directly to police facilities.