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Firearms amnesty launched to take dangerous weapons off Stirling's streets

By Chris Marzella

People in possession of guns without a valid licence are being asked to surrender them to police in Stirling.

The move is part of a UK-wide campaign to improve public safety.

Firearms and ammunition can be surrendered at police stations across Scotland between May 12-29.

Anyone who owns replica firearms, air weapons, BB guns, imitation firearms, component parts and other ballistic items will also be able to hand these over during the same period.

The firearms surrender campaign hopes to remove firearms from criminal availability and reduce the risk of harm to the public and our communities.

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Assistant chief constable Alan Speirs said: “The purpose of the firearms surrender campaign is to remove firearms from criminal availability and therefore reduce the risk of harm to the public and our communities.

“People will be able to surrender unlicensed weapons and ammunition to a number of dedicated police stations throughout Scotland and I would encourage people to do so.”

Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans, and Clackmannanshire and Dunblane MSP, Keith Brown, said: “I would encourage anyone in possession of an unneeded or unlicensed firearm or air weapon to safely hand it over to police at one of their designated police stations.

“Firearm offences remain at historically low levels in Scotland, but by removing unwanted weapons this important campaign by Police Scotland will help keep our communities safe and prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands.”

The public can hand firearms and weapons to any police station, however, they are asked, where possible, to attend at designated locations across Scotland. In Stirling, the weapons can be turned in at the Police Scotland office at Randolphfield, in St Ninians Road.

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