June 18, 2013 - 11:16 AM
Kamloops RCMP have had 17 firearms turned over to date, as the gun amnesty program continues throughout the month of June. The majority of those turned in are long guns and the consistent theme is that they have belonged to a former generation, have been passed down, and the owners don’t want them around. Some of the seizures have also included ammunition to be disposed of.
Having these items destroyed contributes to safer communities and the amnesty gives residents of BC a way to dispose of weapons, related equipment, and ammunition which they are not legally entitled to own or they no longer want.
Police request that anyone wanting to have firearms turned over, call their local detachment non-emergency number to arrange a suitable time to have an officer attend and collect the items, do not bring the firearms to the detachment.
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