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A sawed-off .22-calibre rifle and a sawed-off shotgun were seized by police from suspects in two separate incidents in Nanaimo on Tuesday, June 15. (Photos submitted)

Sawed-off rifle and shotgun seized in separate incidents the same day in Nanaimo

Loaded guns confiscated downtown and in Harewood

 

A suspect in Nanaimo allegedly brandished this replica handgun during a break-in before ramming an RCMP vehicle head-on last week. (Photo submitted)

Man brandishes replica gun in alleged break-in, crashes head-on into Nanaimo RCMP vehicle

Suspect was prohibited from driving and had arrest warrants from Sidney and Saanich

 

A letter sent to parents of students at Dunsmuir Middle School said police visited a student’s home and a BB gun was turned in following a safety tip made to the school. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)

BB gun turned in after Colwood school receives safety tip

RCMP visited a student’s home where the BB gun was turned in

 

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Quebec man arrested for shooting rifle in Okanagan campground

There were no injuries or dispute reported according to RCMP

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RCMP said shots were fired at an unsanctioned grad party at a Fry Lake campsite on Saturday, May 28. Google Maps image

Shots fired at Vancouver Island campground grad party, RCMP investigating

Non-party goers attended the site, fired a gun into the air, and damaged some vehicles

RCMP said shots were fired at an unsanctioned grad party at a Fry Lake campsite on Saturday, May 28. Google Maps image
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

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
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)
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)
Numerous police vehicles converged on Chemainus Monday afternoon. (Black Press file photo)

Police take man with a rifle into custody in Island community

Massive response after report of a firearm being pointed at someone else

Numerous police vehicles converged on Chemainus Monday afternoon. (Black Press file photo)
Photo shows a Glock pistol dropped by a suspect who wound up fleeing police and entering a young family’s Dowler Place townhome and fighting with the father on Tuesday. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Man bursts into Victoria home, fights with father of young children before arrest

Family of 4 unhurt; suspect fleeing police had previously dropped loaded handgun

Photo shows a Glock pistol dropped by a suspect who wound up fleeing police and entering a young family’s Dowler Place townhome and 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)
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)
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)
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, photo Alec Baldwin watches the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships in New York. A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is starring and producing a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 at the movie set outside Santa Fe, N.M., the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said.(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Sheriff: Woman dead after Alec Baldwin fires movie set prop gun

Cinematographer dead, director injured while filming Western in the New Mexican desert

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, photo Alec Baldwin watches the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships in New York. A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is starring and producing a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 at the movie set outside Santa Fe, N.M., the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said.(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
The Department of National Defence will be conducting a night firing exercise at Heals Range in Saanich on Oct. 16. (MARPAC Imaging Services)

Night firing exercise taking over Heals Range in Saanich

Department of National Defence reminds public that no unauthorized personnel allowed on site

The Department of National Defence will be conducting a night firing exercise at Heals Range in Saanich on Oct. 16. (MARPAC Imaging Services)
Victoria police show a comparison between a real submachine gun (bottom) and a replica one (top). (Courtesy VicPD)

Police seize replica submachine gun from bag hanging off Victoria balcony

Replica gun discovered by nearby resident, reported to police

Victoria police show a comparison between a real submachine gun (bottom) and a replica one (top). (Courtesy VicPD)
A model of a coffin is carried as physicians and health workers protest in Toronto, on Wednesday April, 3, 2019, as part of a National Day of Action to call for stronger gun control laws, including passage of Bill C-71 and a handgun assault weapons ban. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Measure intended to ensure gun buyers have licence is seriously flawed, group argues

Bill C-71 also expands background checks to determine eligibility for a firearms licence to a person’s entire life

A model of a coffin is carried as physicians and health workers protest in Toronto, on Wednesday April, 3, 2019, as part of a National Day of Action to call for stronger gun control laws, including passage of Bill C-71 and a handgun assault weapons ban. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young