The Kelowna Regional RCMP received 53 calls to pick up a total of 109 firearms during the month-long British Columbia-wide gun amnesty.
Of the 109 firearms there were 51 rifles, 20 handguns and 15 shotguns, the other weapons turned in included pellet guns, replica and antique firearms.
“RCMP in Kelowna are pleased to see that residents seem to recognize that unwanted weapons in homes are a potential hazard,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release. “The weapons seized could have led to a tragic outcome if they had fallen into the wrong hands, such as a small child or criminal.”
It appears Kelowna Regional RCMP responded to more gun amnesty calls for service in 2016 and received more firearms than any other municipality throughout the province of B.C. The next closest was a large municipality in the Lower Mainland, which saw 74 firearms turned over to police after responding to 39 calls for service, during the month-long gun amnesty.