Quiz: Are these guns real or fake?

North Vancouver

2017-07-18 10:55 PDT

Dossier nº 2017-17501

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

1 real gun - 3 fake guns

Think you can tell the difference between a real and fake gun? Are you able to determine whether a gun is real or not in this photograph? There are situations where police officers need to make this judgement call within a matter of seconds. The real handgun is the one on the bottom – the others are air replica BB or air pellet guns.

Recently, the North Vancouver RCMP had to make this judgement call when officers attended a domestic situation. They noticed a handgun that was in plain sight on the couch beside an individual. At first appearance, officers perceived the gun to be real and responded with appropriate tactics. As it turned out, the gun was a replica soft air pistol (the second gun from the bottom) with no one being harmed.

Police want to caution youth about the dangers of playing with imitation guns in public places like neighbourhoods, parks and malls.

Police take firearms complaints very seriously due to the threat they are to public and officer safety, and will respond with appropriate resources, tactics and level of force, said Cpl. Richard De Jong of the North Vancouver RCMP.

For more information please refer to the RCMP website.

Diffusé par

Cap. Richard De Jong

Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de North Vancouver
nvan.bc.rcmp.ca (en anglais seulement)
147, 14e Rue Est, North Vancouver (C.-B.) V7L 2N4
Téléphone : 604-969-7561
Cellulaire : 604-363-5584
Télécopieur : 604-990-7450

Courriel : richard.dejong@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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