News: Respect life – surrender firearms to keep Staffs safe
We are appealing for people in Staffordshire to hand over any unwanted guns with a two week surrender of firearms and ammunition, starting on Monday 13 November 2017.
It has been three years since the last national firearms surrender, when police forces asked members of the public to surrender unlawfully held or unwanted firearms and ammunition to prevent them from getting into criminal hands.
Many firearms are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality or are overlooked and forgotten in people’s homes. Others are acquired and distributed by criminal networks to threaten or harm their local communities. The surrender gives you the chance to dispose of a firearm or ammunition by simply taking it to your local police station and handing it in.
Guns and ammunition can be surrendered at Hanley, Longton, Burslem, Leek, Cannock, Burton, Tamworth and Stafford Police Stations, but anyone handing in a firearm, ammunition or any other weapon during the surrender is advised to check the opening times in advance by calling 101.
If you know of anyone involved with illegal firearms call police on 101 or, for guaranteed anonymity, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. If you are a licensed firearm holder who wants advice please call 101. For more information about NABIS visit www.nabis.police.uk or follow them on Twitter @NABIS_UK
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Community Engagement Officer