North Vancouver RCMP are reminding the public that carrying a pellet gun isn’t illegal, but it can have consequences if used for the disturbing the public peace or if used for any illegal activity.
The reminder from North Vancouver RCMP comes after pellet gun promoted heavy police response to Lytton Street in the Seymour neighbourhood of DNV yesterday evening.
Officers responded to the area after seeing two persons carrying what seemed like a gun. However, it was later found that this was a pellet gun in possession of two youths.
Sgt. Peter DeVries said the pellet gun bore resemblance to a real gun and said it evoked a response in the context of the Lower Mainland gang conflict that has claimed several lives.
North Van RCMP has seized the pellet gun from the youth, and DeVries says the responsible use of the pellet guns falls to the youth as well as the parents who allow the guns.
“I think the parents understand the risks of allowing these pellet guns, and they are not illegal but it’s really up to people to use responsible and safely,” he said.
If used illegally, it can result in a charge, DeVries added.