Police in B.C. will begin collecting unauthorized and unwanted guns on Saturday

B.C. gun amnesty kicks off Saturday

Anyone wishing to surrender ammunition or weapons can contact police

  • Sep. 29, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Police in B.C. will begin collecting unauthorized and unwanted guns on Saturday (Oct. 1), as part of a month-long firearms amnesty program they say will help remove guns from communities and reduce the risk they could fall into the hands of criminals.

RCMP said anyone wishing to surrender ammunition or weapons, including imitation or replica guns, should not transport the items themselves. Instead, they should contact their local police and arrange for officers to visit for a pick up.

In B.C.’s 2013 amnesty program, police collected  30,700 rounds of ammunition, 1,801 firearms and 155 other weapons.

 

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