An Open Reply: Recall of Assault-Style Weapons in the Public Service

An open reply to Premier-designate David Eby (November 14th, 2022): Province must direct the removal of assault-style rifles from public service.

Last month, through a freedom of information request (FOI), we learned the province was using military-grade, semi-automatic rifles with the capacity to shoot 30 round magazines to kill wildlife. 

On October 25, 2022, an open letter was sent to premier-designate, David Eby, regarding the use of assault-style weapons used by British Columbia Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS).  In the letter we requested that there be a full recall of the assault-style weapons currently approved for use within the BC public services.  

B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman responded to our open letter on November 8th, 2022. In turn, Pacific Wild has since replied regarding the substantive concerns that remain unaddressed from our original open letter.

Pacific Wild is requesting a meeting with the premier-designate and responsible environmental minister to further this discussion of accountability and oversight.

Read the full letter and responses below.