Greater Manchester police are urging people to hand over any firearms and ammunition, in an appeal to ‘Give up the Gun’.
— GMP Salford (@GMPSalford) November 15, 2017
GMP last ran an appeal like this in April of 2016, where 221 weapons were handed in. It is hoped another appeal will have a similar impact.
The appeal started on November 13 and will run until November 26.
In this time people are able to hand over any firearms they may own to Greater Manchester Police stations.
The father and friends of Halton McCollin, who was shot dead in Stretford in 2008, are backing this appeal.
McCollin was shot outside a Chinese takeaway in January 2008 but his killer has never been caught.
His father believes this appeal can help prevent this from happening again.
— G M Police (@gmpolice) November 22, 2017
Detective Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle said: “Too many lives have been torn apart by gun crime and it is no exaggeration to say every weapon retrieved via the surrender has the potential to save a life.