Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Prince Rupert RCMP detachment to participate in BC Gun Amnesty

A province wide initiative to reduce the amount of guns on the streets in BC communities will find the Prince Rupert RCMP detachment ready to collect firearms or weapons from the North Coast.

A media release from Monday outlined the focus of the Gun Amnesty which provides the public with a safe opportunity to dispose of weapons, imitation weapons, related equipment and ammunition that they are no legally entitled to own or no longer want.

The RCMP don't want the public to bring their weapons to the detachment and instead offer up the following background information on how the collection process will work.

Any member of the public wishing to participate in the 2016 Gun Amnesty program is asked to contact the RCMP at 250-627-0700 to arrange for a suitable time for an RCMP officer to come to their residence and collect the firearm or weapon. 

The Amnesty program and collection period will run from October 1 to 31 in the city.

You can review the Prince Rupert Detachment advisory on the Amnesty here.

More background on the BC Gun Amnesty can be found from the BC Fun Amnesty website as well as from this information piece from the RCMP in British Columbia.

More items related to Northwest BC Emergency Service files can be found on our archive page.

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