A new program to award digital cameras in exchange for firearms was launched on Thursday.
Winnipeg police have teamed up with Henry’s Photo and Panasonic to roll out the Pixels for Pistols program.
For every working firearm turned over to police, Henry’s will provide citizens with a Panasonic FH8 Digital point and shoot camera and a Henry’s school of imaging gift card, a value of $240. For every non-working or replica firearm, citizens will receive a $75 gift card.
“Any initiative that prevents gun violence is worthy of our support,” Mayor Sam Katz said. “The Pixels for Pistols program is a way for people to dispose of firearms safely. I applaud Henry’s Photo-Video-Digital for partnering with the Winnipeg Police Service to make our city safer.”
Police will not lay charges against anyone who turns in a firearm, unless it’s related to criminal activity once examined.
Anyone wishing to turn over a firearm should call (204) 986-6222 and police will come to pick it up. The public is asked not to bring any gun to a police facility or Henry’s store.