Canada Manitoba will let firearm owners unload their guns

18:47  01 june  2018
18:47  01 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Evacuations continue as growing fire forces airlift of hundreds from eastern Manitoba First Nations

  Evacuations continue as growing fire forces airlift of hundreds from eastern Manitoba First Nations Evacuations continue as growing fire forces airlift of hundreds from eastern Manitoba First Nations Thursday as a blaze nearly half the size of Winnipeg continues to burn toward the communities. "It's obviously a very stressful time," Red Cross spokesperson Jason Small said. The Red Cross, Armed Forces and a series of small planes helped take more than 600 people from Little Grand Rapids and 45 from Pauingassi First Nation Wednesday as a wildfire greater than 20,000 hectares in size moved towards them.

Treat every gun as if it were loaded. And make it a habit to know where the muzzle is pointed at all times, even when your firearm is unloaded . Follow the cleaning and lubrication instructions set forth in the owner ’s manual for your firearm . NEVER attempt to clean or lubricate a loaded firearm .

Never assume a gun is unloaded even if you were the last person to use it. Always check for yourself. Let common sense rule when you carry a loaded gun . Never store guns loaded and be sure to keep your firearms in a secure place where no one can get their hands on them without your knowledge.

These are some of the 1,700 firearms turned over to Winnipeg police as part of the Pixels for Pistols month-long initiative in 2012. © Winnipeg Police Service These are some of the 1,700 firearms turned over to Winnipeg police as part of the Pixels for Pistols month-long initiative in 2012.

The Manitoba government plans to announce a gun amnesty program today.

The program will allow gun owners to dispose of their unwanted firearms, no questions asked.

Further details will be shared at a news conference at 11:30 a.m.

Nearly 300 guns were turned over to police in Manitoba during the province's last collection program in 2010.

The Winnipeg Police Service last ran a similar program in 2012, when they collected 1,700 firearms and 13,000 rounds of ammunition. As a reward for surrendering their firearms, Winnipeggers received a Panasonic digital point-and-shoot camera and/or a gift card from Henry's Photo.

54-year-old man dies on hunting trip in northwestern part of province .
Police say a companion of a 54-year-old man who died while on a hunting trip in northwestern Quebec could be facing charges in the death. The Sûreté du Québec say the suspect could be charged on Monday, with charges of criminal negligence causing death, careless use of a firearm and discharging a firearm.Police do not have many details about what happened but say they received a call at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.They met with one of the deceased’s hunting companions and determined that person to be a suspect.Spokeswoman Helene Nepton did not know how many people were on the trip.

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