Letter: Require a deposit on ammunition casings

…if firearm users don’t want to cleanup after themselves, others will make an effort to cleanup the backcountry and get a small reward.

To the editor:

As our backcountry is becoming more and more polluted with garbage, it appears there is a certain group of individuals who feel that they can continue to unnecessarily leave their spent shell casings everywhere they pull the trigger.

I propose that our elected government officials wake up and impose a deposit on each and every round of ammunition sold, in an attempt to have firearm users make an honest effort to clean up after themselves.

A 25 cent deposit on every single casing would be a good starting point. At least this way if firearm users don’t want to cleanup after themselves, others will make an effort to cleanup the backcountry and get a small reward for doing so. It’s a win-win situation.

Bruce Orydzuk,

Kelowna