Turn in unwanted firearms this month

Unwanted weapons are a potential hazard. Should these weapons be stolen during a break and enter, they could be used in a crime

B.C. police departments are combining their efforts in making homes across B.C. safer by declaring a province-wide gun amnesty throughout the month of June 2013.

From June 1-30, residents of B.C. will be able to safely dispose of unwanted, documented or undocumented firearms, weapons and ammunition that have not been used in a criminal offence, without facing weapons-related Criminal Code charges.

Anyone who possesses guns, ammunition and weapons, even imitation and pellet weapons, pepper spray and knives, and want to dispose of them, are being asked to contact the non-emergency line of the Campbell River RCMP, 250-286-6221. Mounties will go to their residence to receive the weapon. It is important that residents do not transport these weapons into police departments for security reasons.

Unwanted weapons are a potential hazard. Should these weapons be stolen during a break and enter, they could be used in a crime.