Mission – Just because it’s fake, doesn’t mean it’s legal. A Mission man in his mid 30’s who is known to police learned this the hard way.
On Thursday afternoon (@5:30PM) May 10th, Mission RCMP were called to the area of London Avenue for a report of a male allegedly yelling and waving a handgun. With the assistance of witnesses, Police located and arrested the male a short time later.
After an initial investigation, the firearm was located and deemed to be an imitation handgun incapable of firing live ammunition. Since it’s believed that the male was in possession of the imitation firearm while causing a disturbance, Criminal Code charges are being considered. The investigation is ongoing.
“When a member of the community sees someone with a firearm, it can very difficult to determine at first glance whether it’s real or fake. That’s why it’s best to use imitation firearms such as BB guns, toy guns, air soft guns and paint ball guns in a controlled environment out of view from the general public,” Says Corporal Nathan Berze of the Mission RCMP.
If anyone has any information regarding this event they are encouraged to contact the Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161.