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Firearm Amnesty Nears Halfway Mark

Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Prince George, B.C.-  In the first  two weeks of the firearms amnesty  program in B.C.  Prince George RCMP  have  been called to pick up  more than a dozen unwanted  firearms.“RCMP have been  called,  and have picked up  16 firearms so far” says Corporal Craig Douglass, the PG Detachment’s media liaison officer.

Here is the  list of  the firearms picked up so far:

  • 3 handguns
  • 10 rifles
  • 3 shotguns

Cpl. Douglass  says two of the rifles had not been used for  20 years and a third was  a World War II model.  Another of the long guns was broken  and  needed to be  properly disposed of.

Police  have also  taken  possession of a great deal of unwanted ammunition.

There are no repercussions for  those who take  advantage of the amnesty as long as the firearm being surrendered has not been used in  any criminal activity.

The amnesty runs until  the end of October.  Firearm owners who wish to take  advantage of the opportunity to  dispose of unwanted firearms are  to contact police who will attend the residence and transport the  firearms to the detachment.  Owners are not to  bring the items  to the detachment on their own.

Firearms and ammunition surrendered during the amnesty  will be destroyed.

During the  firearms amnesty program three years ago,   44 unwanted firearms were surrendered to Prince George RCMP.



Stop giving away your money to the cops. There are a lot of responsible people that will pay you cash for your legal firearms.

    Yes, either sell them or donate them to a P.A.L. instructor. They’re always looking for both long guns & handguns for classroom instruction.

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