Firearms Surrender Month begins in South Wales

FOR the month of September, South Wales Police are asking the public to surrender their firearms.

During the Firearms Surrender Month, members of the public will be able to take firearms into police stations and hand them over the front counter.

Detective Inspector Chris Williams, the Force Gun Crime lead said, “A Firearms Surrender offers the public the opportunity to safely surrender illegal or unwanted firearms, a number of which may be held by people with a lack of awareness of their illegality.

Members of the public will be able to take firearms into eight designated police stations across south Wales and hand them over the front counter.

To reassure you, South Wales Police has very low rates of gun crime, and the UK in general has some of the lowest gun crime rates in the world.

But every gun given up is one less that criminals can use.

As well as traditional firearms such as shotguns and pistols, In the wrong hands, an imitation firearm, such as a BB gun or an air weapon can be used to cause injury or perpetrate serious offences.

It is also these types of weapons which we are asking the public to surrender this month.”

During the Firearms Surrender period, at the point of surrender those surrendering firearms will not face prosecution for illegal possession and they may wish to remain anonymous.

For more information on how to surrender your firearm or to answer some of the frequently asked questions, we have created a special page on our website to help you better understand our campaign. ›

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