October is Gun Amnesty Month
Prince George, B.C. – A firearms amnesty is in the works.
It will take place province-wide from October 1-31, 2016.
During that time residents are encouraged to arrange for the pick-up of any documented or undocumented firearms and other weapons including restricted and prohibited firearms and weapons that have not been used for a criminal purpose, as well as all forms of ammunition.
The government cautions residents not to drop any of the aforementioned items off in person and instead are asked to call their local police on their non-emergency line to arrange for pick-up.
The Province’s last gun amnesty in 2013 produced 1,801 firearms, 155 other weapons and approximately 30,700 rounds of ammunition.
The government says the goal of the program is “to ensure the safe disposal of unwanted weapons that could otherwise land in the hand of criminals, children or others, potentially leading to tragic consequences.”