Friday, July 20, 2012

INFORMATION: Firearms Discharge in the BRV

Following some phone calls to me (not yet official complaints) on firearms being discharged very close to other properties, people and children on a Gun Lake property, I asked for information and here it is folks. 

SLRD Bylaw No. 91, 1976  prohibits the use of firearms with in Ogden, Bralorne, Goldbridge, Big Gun and Little Gun Lake areas of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.  For example,  shooting guns off the dock at Gun Lake is not allowed and carries a fine of $100. 

The discharge of firearms ("firearm" includes any gun using, as a propellant, compressed air, explosives or gas) within Regional District is subject to Bylaw No, 91. 1976.  This bylaw does not apply to Prohibited firearms - handguns ("handguns" with a barrel length of 105 mm or less and handguns that discharge .25 or .32 calibre ammunition) which can only by fired on an approved Shooting Club and Shooting Range.

Complaints can be made to the SLRD or the RCMP.

Pardon the pun, but "please don't shoot the messenger".  Just doin' my job folks!