A total of 159 firearms have been handed in during the first week of a gun surrender campaign to Warwickshire and West Mercia Police forces.
The campaign is part of a national initiative to reduce gun crime, and runs until Sunday (26 November). It gives anyone with a firearm the opportunity to surrender the weapon at their location police station.
People surrendering weapons will not have to leave any information but if police suspect a weapon may have been involved in a crime, they will examine the gun for evidence.
Chief Inspector Mark Colquhoun is keen to emphasise the danger of firearms falling into the wrong hands:
All surrendered weapons are destroyed or in exceptional circumstances, if the weapon has historical value, donated to a museum.