With fall soon approaching and hunting season underway in some areas of the province, the Williams Lake RCMP would like to remind gun owners of their legal responsibility when storing firearms.
All firearms must be unloaded and locked or partially dismantled (bolt removed).
Non-Restricted Firearms owners are advised to attach a secure locking device, such as a trigger lock or cable lock (or remove the bolt) so the firearms cannot be fired; or Lock the firearms in a cabinet, container or room that is difficult to break into. The ammunition must be stored separately or locked up. (It may be stored in the same locked container as the firearms)
Failing to meet these requirements could result in Criminal Prosecution for improper storage of a Firearm.
Police also remind that proper storage can prevent accidents and deter loss or theft.
For more information visit the Canadian Firearms Program.