Firearm Amnesty Nears Halfway Mark
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.