Four guns surrendered in Similkameen gun amnesty

The Keremeos RCMP detachment received four firearms from local residents during the June amnesty period

The Keremeos RCMP detachment received four firearms from local residents during the June  amnesty period.

The amnesty took place between June 1-30.

During that time, police did not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise have applied to people turning in these items.

Residents were asked to call the Keremeos detachment to have an officer come to the residence to pick up the weapons.

The four firearms included three  rifles and one handgun.

Two .22 caliber rifles, one .303 caliber rifle and one .22 caliber semi automatic pistol were picked up by police after being notified by Similkameen residents.

Provincially, the campaign saw 1,801 firearms, 155 other weapons and approximately 30,700 rounds of  ammunition turned into police.