From March 21st to April 10th, residents of Saskatchewan are being encouraged to contact their local police or conservation office to arrange to surrender their unwanted firearms, replica firearms and/or ammunition. An example of an unwanted firearm would be a firearm inherited as part of an estate, but no longer wanted by the surviving relative.
The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police or SACP Firearm Amnesty is designed to lower the risk of violent offences involving firearms by safely collecting and disposing of unwanted firearms that may, otherwise fall into the hands of criminals through break & enters or accidental loss. Officials add the program is a proactive approach to the issue of gun violence in Saskatchewan.
Officials advise not to transport firearms to local police as improper transportation of firearms presents a safety risk and can result in potential criminal implications.
Police officers or conservation officers will attend to pick up unwanted firearms from the homes of residents who wish to surrender them. Residents may contact their local RCMP to schedule the pick-up of unwanted firearms.
Saskatchewan municipal police services, Saskatchewan RCMP and the Ministry of Environment have officially launched the 2022 Firearm Amnesty Program which is sponsored by the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police.