Numbers are being released from the provincial gun amnesty program in Saskatchewan last month.
At the time of its launch, Saskatoon police said they would be happy if they got a handful of guns off the streets. More than a month later, 122 firearms and around 500 rounds of ammunition have been turned into police.
The provincial gun amnesty program ran from March 29 to April 27. It was initiated by the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police after a similar successful program was undertaken last year by the Regina Police Service.
During Regina’s two-week gun amnesty in 2017, 157 firearms were brought to police by more than 80 people.
Saskatoon police said the firearms collected included rifles, shotguns, prohibited weapons, handguns and even pellet guns.
The program was designed to lower the risk of violent offences involving firearms.