A voice for newcomers in Sweden

12,000 weapons were handed in during Swedish amnesty: police

File photo: Andreas Hillergren/TT

Published: 26.May.2018 16:55 hrs

A weapons amnesty has resulted in 12,000 weapons being voluntarily given up, according to Swedish police figures.

Hunting weapons constituted the largest proportion of the weapons given in to police during the amnesty period between February 1st and April 30th, while over 3,500 handguns were also submitted, according to the police website.

28 tonnes of ammunition were also handed in, police further confirmed.

Read full article on The Local

More Stories

Anas Awad with his "Swedish family" told his story to The Local Voices

Sharing the best of The Local Voices

We told a lot of great stories in 2016. Did you get to read and share them all? READ
There are times when you want to push the metaphorical boat out. When you're looking to slip into something a little more exclusive. With those moments in mind, here's our insider's guide to Stockholm's fanciest hotels. READ
Photo: Erik Gerhardsson

'History will record how everyone reacted to the Syrian tragedy'

Erik, a 21-year-old Swedish volunteer, reflects on his experience helping refugees in Sweden and abroad. READ
How can Sweden make life better for international workers and entrepreneurs in the country? Share your story to help The Local make your voice heard. READ
Several people working at Sweden’s biggest airport have direct or indirect links to some of the country’s most notorious criminal networks, a police report shows. READ

This Iranian teaches Swedish online to 10,000 followers

"I’m exporting Swedish to my homeland." READ