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HIGH RIVER GUN GRAB UPDATE - 539 firearms seized in High River gun grab

High River homes that were flooded

Credits: QMI AGENCY

DAVE DORMER | QMI AGENCY

CALGARY -- Nearly half the 539 guns seized from High River, AB., homes by Mounties during the flood have now been returned, while the other half remain in the RCMP detachment, police said.

Sgt. Patricia Neely told Sun News that 300 firearms have been claimed so far while another 260 still have to be picked up.

MORE: RCMP yet to begin gun seizure investigation

At least one prohibited gun was seized, which has not been returned, however no charges have been laid.

Police said they have contacted every homeowner who had a firearm removed from their property.

There were also several restricted guns seized, including handguns, which require documentation, including a up-to-date possession and acquisition licence, in order to get them back.

At least one collector, who had 80 guns seized by police, said he will auction off many of his guns -- some worth upward of $10,000 -- to pay for the rebuilding of his home.

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