Langley RCMP accepting unwanted, illegal firearms

Don't come to us, we'll come to you, say police to residents participating in month-long gun amnesty

  • Jun. 7, 2013 8:00 p.m.

Langley RCMP are hoping to help make the community a safer place by participating in a month long, province wide weapons amnesty.

Throughout June, City and Township residents can voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally owned firearms or ammunition.

During the amnesty, weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might normally apply will not be recommended. However, there is no amnesty for people who turn in weapons that have been used in the commission of a crime.

People who own or have inherited a gun that may have potential historical significance and do not want to turn it in can visit the RCMP’s National website at for information on:

• Licensing and proper storage of such a weapon, and

• The Canadian Firearms Program.

Firearm owners planning to surrender weapons or ammunition must adhere to the following safety guidelines:

• Do not bring firearms or ammunition to Langley Detachment or any of the Community Police Stations. Instead, call 604-532-3200 to arrange for a police officer to come to your home.

• Do not bring the firearms or ammunition to the door when the police officer arrives. Show the officer where the items are stored.

Once they have been picked up, the weapons will be brought back to the detachment, properly accounted for, recorded and then destroyed.

For more information on the BC Gun Amnesty and additional safety tips, visit

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