Cameras-for-guns program brings in more than 1,700 firearms
Winnipeg police said the Pixels for Pistols program has brought in hundreds of firearms and prevented them from falling into the hands of criminals.
Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:04PM CST
Winnipeg police said the Pixels for Pistols program has brought in more than 1,700 firearms and approximately 13,000 rounds of ammunition.
The community partnership program was aimed at getting people to bring in unwanted firearms, and offered up digital cameras in exchange.
“The removal of these unwanted firearms from our community has eliminated the possibility of them ever getting into the hands of the criminal element,” said police.
“This is a perfect example of what can happen when you partner with the community,” said Winnipeg Police Chief Devon Clunis.
Officers thanked Henry’s Photo and Panasonic for partnering with them on the program.