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Handgun freeze isn’t going to get rid of the criminals, Okanagan game club prez says

Great North Presicion says sales have spiked as people buy handguns while they still can

  • Jun 2, 2022

 

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Quebec man arrested for shooting rifle in Oliver campground

There were no injuries or dispute reported according to RCMP

 

Police display guns seized during a series of raids at a press conference in Toronto on Friday, June 14, 2013. According to StatsCan, handguns are present in the majority of firearm-related violent crimes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Handguns present in majority of firearm-related violent crimes, says StatCan report

Proportion of homicides where firearm was present rose 11 per cent between 2013 and 2020

 

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, speaks during an announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s ongoing efforts to protect Canadians from the threat of gun violence during a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Women’s groups warn Liberals against ‘downloading’ gun control to potential victims

Concerns about ‘red flag provision’ raised as government prepares new gun-control legislation

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, speaks during an announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s ongoing efforts to protect Canadians from the threat of gun violence during a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia Seller comforts families outside of the Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

‘Terrible, terrible day’: Canada grieves as outrage grips U.S. following Texas horror

‘All of Canada grieves with our American friends on this terrible, terrible day’

The Archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia Seller comforts families outside of the Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
People react outside the Civic Center following a deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Texas killer locked classroom door and started shooting students and teachers inside

Gunman kills 19 children, 2 teachers in elementary school rampage

People react outside the Civic Center following a deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
Kelowna RCMP recovered a stolen handgun along with drugs and cash during a traffic stop. (Photo/RCMP)

Kelowna RCMP traffic stop turns up stolen handgun, tools and drugs

Officers pulled over a vehicle seen driving erratically on Baron Road around 2:00 a.m. May 10

Kelowna RCMP recovered a stolen handgun along with drugs and cash during a traffic stop. (Photo/RCMP)
B.C. Wildlife Federation offers a course called ‘Becoming an Outdoors Woman’ where women can learn archery, nature photography, proper handling of game meat, firearm safety and more (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Building confidence, gaining independence in the Okanagan while Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Women gathered at Lake Country’s Camp Winfield to learn outdoor skills in the BOW course

  • May 15, 2022
B.C. Wildlife Federation offers a course called ‘Becoming an Outdoors Woman’ where women can learn archery, nature photography, proper handling of game meat, firearm safety and more (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Penticton RCMP are investigating the validity of a Facebook post that claims that there is a trip-wired shotgun hanging from a tree up Carmi trails. (Facebook)

Penticton RCMP investigate validity of trip-wired shotgun up Carmi trails

Original poster claimed to have found a loaded trap with single shot tied to a tree

Penticton RCMP are investigating the validity of a Facebook post that claims that there is a trip-wired shotgun hanging from a tree up Carmi trails. (Facebook)
New regulations on B.C. shooting ranges will not be moving forward. (File photo)

B.C. drops regulations for shooting ranges from legislation meant to curb gun violence

The B.C. Wildlife Federation says the rules would have shuttered ‘more than 100’ ranges

New regulations on B.C. shooting ranges will not be moving forward. (File photo)
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(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Photo shows a Glock pistol dropped by a suspect who wound up fleeing Victoria police and entering a young family’s Dowler Place townhome and physically fighting with the father on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Man bursts into B.C. family home, fights with father of young children before arrest

Victoria family unhurt; suspect fleeing police had previously dropped loaded handgun

Photo shows a Glock pistol dropped by a suspect who wound up fleeing Victoria police and entering a young family’s Dowler Place townhome and physically fighting with the father on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The federal Liberal government is extending its amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until October 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberal government extends amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until 2023

Government says this gives officials more time to implement a mandatory buyback program

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The federal Liberal government is extending its amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until October 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Langley RCMP. (Langley Advance Times files)

Armed border jumping suspect zapped in Langley while fleeing police

A man arrested last week faces numerous charges

Langley RCMP. (Langley Advance Times files)
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RCMP arrest man for pointing replica handgun at people near Kelowna mall

Police arrested suspect in the parking lot without incident

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Surrey RCMP headquarters. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey elementary students find handgun during morning recess

Police say this happened at Bothwell Elementary School in Fraser Heights Thursday

Surrey RCMP headquarters. March 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Firearms seized on Jan.13 (Kelowna RCMP)

Guns, drugs, heavy equipment and a crossbow seized by Kelowna RCMP

RCMP executed search warrants in Lake Country, Penticton and West Kelowna

Firearms seized on Jan.13 (Kelowna RCMP)
A Vernon man faces 16 firearms charges after police conducted a search warrant in the city Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (RCMP photo)

Vernon man faces 16-firearms related charges

Guns seized as RCMP execute search warrant on 25th Avenue

A Vernon man faces 16 firearms charges after police conducted a search warrant in the city Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (RCMP photo)
Bullet holes in home targeted in shooting. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

First shooting of 2022 in notorious Vernon neighbourhood

24th Avenue home shot at several times Jan. 2

Bullet holes in home targeted in shooting. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Attendees hold candles during a vigil for the late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in Burbank, Calif. A prop firearm discharged last Thursday by actor Alec Baldwin, while producing and starring in a Western movie in Santa Fe, N.M., killed Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Making of Alec Baldwin movie is halted after fatal shooting

Work on “Rust” has been suspended at least until the investigation is complete

Attendees hold candles during a vigil for the late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in Burbank, Calif. A prop firearm discharged last Thursday by actor Alec Baldwin, while producing and starring in a Western movie in Santa Fe, N.M., killed Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)