They can be turned in without fear of prosecution, so long as the guns haven’t been used in a criminal offence.

Corporal Jodi Shelkie explains the amnesty is intended to reduce the number of firearms in the community, making it safer.

“Unwanted weapons are a potential hazard. If they are not properly secured, they could be used by children, for example, to devastating consequences.” stated Cpl. Jodi Shelkie, “Also, these weapons can be stolen in a break and enter and used in the commission of a crime.”

Anyone with unwanted weapons, firearms or ammunition that they may not be legally entitled to own are asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100 to request an officer to pick them up from your residence. Do not bring any weapons or ammunition to the RCMP detachment.