Two charged for selling gun to Sandy Bay teen

The RCMP say they have stopped a Portage la Prairie business from illegally selling guns.

The Portage detachment was aided by the national weapons enforcement squad and other departments this past Monday when they had a search warrant to search the shop.

The store owner and one employee were arrested and faces charges of making unauthorized transfers of both firearms and ammo.  Those charges are connected to an alleged sale of a gun and ammunition to a 16 year old boy from the Sandy Bay First Nation.

Canada’s laws say that a person must be at least 18 and have a license to legally purchase a firearm or bullets.

Both men have been released from custody and have a court date set for early in the new year.

As for the teenager, he was picked up by the Amaranth RCMP in late October and faces 19 different charges including weapons and drug offences.

— Garth Hilderman

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