PICTOU – A Hillside man has been handed a hefty fine for not properly storing his firearms.
Arthur Alphonse Cameron, 66, was charged with unsafe storage of two firearms and letting his firearm licence expire on Oct. 31, 2013.
Cameron called police to the theft of a tractor from his field on Oct. 31, but when officers arrived and were welcomed into his home, they found two loaded guns sitting on a chair. One of the guns was a 20-gauge single shotgun and the second was a .303 calibre bolt-action rifle.
During a police interview, officers discovered that Cameron’s firearm licence expired in 2008.
Cameron was ordered to pay $250 in fines for each charge plus an additional $75 victim surcharge for each charge for a total of $1,300. He must also forfeit the guns.