July 16, 2013 - 3:49 PM
A provincial gun amnesty by police yielded positive results in Kamloops, turning up multiple firearms as well as ammunition.
Kamloops RCMP reported results from the month long amnesty today, noting 57 firearms were turned in over the month of June.
The majority of the firearms were long guns, however a variety of ammunition was also turned in.
The end of the month picked up after the local detachment reported 17 firearm seizures midway through June.
Provincially, the RCMP reported 1,429 firearms handed over including rifles, shotguns and handguns. A total of 827 rifles, 302 handguns, 299 shotguns, one machine gun and 97 other weapons including several replica handguns and rifles, pellet guns, air pistols and rifles, starter pistols and various gun parts were turned in. Along with the weapons, over 16,000 ammunition were also turned in.
The amnesty gave those with documented or undocumented weapons the opportunity to turn in guns and ammunition to local police forces without fear of charges.
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