UK public hands all ammunition and guns to police over UK wide campaign

UK public hands all ammunition and guns to police over UK wide campaign

UK public hands all ammunition and guns to police over UK wide campaign
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  • More than 300 firearms and 80 lots of ammunition have been handed in the to police.
  • The weapons include shotguns, BB guns, air weapons, and imitation firearms.
  • Most of the weapons were handed in across the Lothian and Borders division (50), followed by Greater Glasgow (41).
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300 guns and 80 loads of ammo have been given up to police across Scotland. As a feature of a UK-wide campaign.

The allure got a take including shotguns, BB firearms, air weapons, and impersonation guns.

A large portion of the 319 weapons was turned in across the Lothian and Borders division (50). Trailed by Greater Glasgow (41) and north east (37).

The surrender gun crusade ran from 12-29 May.

Partner Chief Constable Alan Speirs said: “we actually must keep on expanding on open security across Scotland by giving open doors to the protected acquiescence of weapons like this. And by reminding people in general to really look at their licenses.

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“Individuals from people in general are reminded that it is illegal to be in control of an unlicensed gun. Paying little mind to how you obtain it and are reminded that guns can be given up to the police whenever.”

Equity Secretary Keith Brown offered thanks to officials for the mission.

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He added: “Gun offenses stay at generally low levels in Scotland. However by eliminating in excess of 300 weapons as well as ammo this drive will assist with keeping our networks safe. And keep guns from falling into some unacceptable hands.”

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