Gun amnesty is a waste of police resources

It's far better to sell off unwanted guns and give the proceeds to charity.

Editor: Re: “Guns turned in,” (The Times, June 25).

Guns don’t kill, people kill. When our Mounties announce a B.C. Car Amnesty Program and set up a car cruncher for killer cars, trucks and motorcycles, we’ll all know they’ve totally lost their way. But never will this happen.

To those who remain doubtful about logic, go to the gun counter of any retail gun shop on a Saturday afternoon to see rows of long guns, handguns, ammo, and buying customers.

The RCMP gun crunchers accomplish nothing but waste. As well, RCMP staff have more important things to do.

I suggest owners of unwanted guns contact a reputable firearms dealer to sell them, and give the funds to a charitable organization. Your community elementary school would be one good place to start. It makes more sense to be charitable than to trash assets.

Larri Woodrow,

Walnut Grove

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