Saturday, July 13, 2013


Protecting the Public

Gun amnesty nets 64 weapons

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, Chilliwack RCMP/Handout photo


he June Gun Amnesty month has concluded successfully with various unwanted fire arms and weapons being turned in to the four Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Community Police Offices.


The numbers of weapons for each office are as follows;

Rifles: Chilliwack-32, Agassiz-4, Hope-3, Total 39
Shot Guns: Chilliwack-15, Agassiz-1, Total 16
Hand Guns: Chilliwack-7, Agassiz-1, Hope-1, Boston Bar-1, Total 10

Chilliwack Community Police Office also had the following turned in;


2 cross bows, 1 long bow, 3 arrow heads, 8 pellet pistols, 1 marine flare,
5 knives, and 1 starter pistol.


A variety of fire arms ammunition was also received. Over all 64 fire arms were turned in.

“We are thankful for the co-operation of the public to help make our Communities a safer place to live by disposing of these unwanted weapons and Fire Arms.” said Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen in a release Friday. “The possibility of these weapons falling into the wrong hands and causing serious harm has been averted. The Police are very appreciative of this.”



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