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MORE THAN 2,000 GUNS COLLECTED AS PART OF TORONTO’S GUN BUYBACK PROGRAM

Toronto police say more than 2,300 guns have been collected as part of their latest gun buyback program which comes to a close on Friday night.

The total, which includes some 707 handguns, represents the highest number of firearms collected in a buyback over the past decade.

People were offered $200 for each long gun or shotgun and $350 for each handgun turned over.

The program is all part of a plan initiated by Toronto City Council following a record number of gun related crimes committed in the city in 2018.

The guns will be checked to see if they were used in a crime and if not, they will then be destroyed. Police day no one who has turned in a gun will be charged with a crime.

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