Police flooded with calls in third week of gun amnesty program

Plenty of Haligonians continue to trade in guns to shoot pictures.

 

Plenty of Haligonians continue to trade in guns to shoot pictures.

 

Halifax Regional Police’s Pixels for Pistols program collected 234 guns in its third week, including 187 long guns and 47 hand guns and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

 

The program, which is running the entire month of November, has collected a total of 443 guns and more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition since its launch.

 

Pixels for Pistols is a community safety partnership between HRP and Henry’s Camera that allows citizens to turn in a functional firearm and receive a Sony digital camera and a Henry’s school of imaging gift card.

Police say they have been flooded with calls and it’s taking longer than expected to pick up unwanted firearms. Citizens who want to participate in the program are encouraged to call before the deadline, although a pickup may not be made before the end of the month.

Non-functional firearms are still good for one gift certificate, and all firearms have been checked to ensure it has not been used in a crime.

 
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