From 11 to 17 October, people can turn in any weapon with no questions asked
Translated by Thomas Ansell
As part of the Week of Safety (Week van de Veiligheid) in Drenthe, a weapons amnesty point will be available in every Gemeente in the Province. People can turn in any sort of weapon, whether functioning or not, and whether a firearm or knife, reports RTV Drenthe.
Any ‘stabbing weapon’ can be turned in without an appointment, but an appointment must be made to turn in any firearms. As part of the amnesty week the Mayor of Emmen will be giving a series of presentations on problems caused by weapons in various Drents schools.
Mayor Eric van Oosterhout says that more and more young people in Emmen carry a knife with them regularly. “We are very concerned about these developments, and want to take the initiative. Together with the amnesty week, we will be reaching out to young people, along with the police, and in various manners.”
Mayor Marco Out of Assen has also seen an uptick in the number of people arming themselves: “it’s both young adults and teenagers. It’s really a very worrying development.”
Weapons can be turned in across various Gemeente buildings and police stations. A full list is available here.