The BC Minister of Justice recently approved a province wide amnesty program over the 30 day period from June 1 to June 30.
This amnesty will permit a time-limited immunity from prosecution for offences contained in Sections 91, 92, 93 and 95 of the Criminal Code of Canada for any person who voluntarily surrenders any firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted ammunition, prohibited device and prohibited ammunition during this specified time period.
The amnesty will not be extended for any firearms that have been used in the commission of an offence.
This initiative is an important opportunity for identifying and removing unauthorized and unwanted firearms from the community and for enhancing public and officer safety across the province.
Individuals wishing to participate in this amnesty should call the Keremeos detachment (250-499-5511) with particulars of their firearm and to arrange for an officer to attend and take custody of the firearm.
People are urged not to bring their firearms to the detachment.
The amnesty specifically does not include section 94 of the Criminal Code which deals with Transporting a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle.