Firearms Amnesty Wrap
Prince George, B.C.- The month long amnesty for disposal of unwanted firearms has ended, and Prince George RCMP say more than three dozen unwanted firearms have been turned over to police.
The month long amnesty saw a total of 43 firearms surrendered, as well as 2 pellet guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
The firearms consisted of:
- 8 handguns,
- 27 rifles and
- 8 shotguns.
All of these were standard or common firearms. There were no unusual firearms or explosives turned over to police.
“The removal of unwanted firearms is a way that gun owners and police can partner to keep the community safe” says Sgt. Todd Wilson, acting Operations Officer at the Prince George RCMP. “These are excellent results and we would continue to encourage the public to call the police for unwanted or found firearms.”
The Prince George RCMP are offering a thank you to all who surrendered weapons as part of the gun amnesty. Unwanted weapons are a potential hazard because if stolen in a break and enter, the firearms could be used in the commission of a crime. The amnesty was one effort to prevent firearms from getting into the hands of the wrong people.