Surrey’s violent crime rate is continuing to climb with another stabbing overnight, which comes on the heels of a shocking escalation in shooting incidents.
And yet ideas on how to solve the crisis continue to be discussed with little success.
Conservative MP and former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts says she thinks all option should be on the table, but does appear to be supporting an amnesty model.
“There’s a multitude of different opportunities. One of those would be having a finite amount of time to return weapons to the police, and move forward from there.”
But when it comes to the idea of a gun buyback, she expressed less enthusiasm.
“I don’t necessarily have an issue with it if it’s going to get the guns off the street, but again we have to determine what does that look like,”
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The model for gun buy-back scheme usually involves people turning in their guns for money.
It’s also been announced there’ll be more talking from our politicians; BC Public Safety minister Mike Morris and mayor of Surrey Linda Hepner will be making a public statement about gun violence tomorrow.