Less than a week remains for gun amnesty

Local RCMP have taken in several unwanted or illegaly-owned firearms during June's Gun Amnesty Month initiative.

Seven days remain in Gun Amnesty Month, and local RCMP are pleased with the results so far.

As of Friday, they had taken in 23 long guns, three hand guns, one pellet pistol, two bows and several hundred rounds of ammunition.

The amnesty remains open until June 30 for those who want to turn in unwanted or illegally owned firearms without the threat of criminal charges.

It only serves to make our community a safer place,” said RCMP Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen.

Legal possession of a firearm requires a firearms acquisition permit and license, and those documents aren’t transferable. Many firearm owners who didn’t update their documents 10 years ago when legislation changed to require more permits.

The amnesty is primarily aimed at people like this.

If you have firearms you want to turn in, don’t bring them to the RCMP detachment. Phone them and they will come to you.

In Chilliwack, call 604-792-4611. In Hope call 604-869-7750 and in Agassiz call 604-796-2211.

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