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Winnipeg Police Service

Pixels for Pistols

Thank You Winnipeg! Citizens of Winnipeg have responded tremendously by surrendering over 1700 firearms and approximately 13,000 rounds of ammunition to police during the month of November as a result of the Pixels for Pistols campaign.

 

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Pixels for Pistols - Make Winnipeg safer. One gun at a time

Number of Guns Turned In
(as at)

Nov. 7
Nov. 14
Nov. 21
Nov. 30
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Pixels for Pistols
319
655
1019
1700+

Beginning November 1, 2012, for a four-week period take advantage of the Pixels for Pistols program, that allows you to safely arrange for turning in firearms in exchange for a Panasonic Lumix digital camera from Henry's.

Pixels for Pistols,
What's it all about?

The Winnipeg Police Service and the City of Winnipeg are committed to putting an end to gun violence. We recognize that this commitment requires the community do their part to surrender firearms and assist in keeping the City of Winnipeg a safe place to live.

A Community Partnership with The Winnipeg Police Service

The City of Winnipeg Police and City of Winnipeg are proud to partner with Henry's Photo-Video-Digital to present the Pixels for Pistols Program. This program will result in the safe recovery and disposal of firearms and ammunition by the Winnipeg Police Service. As an incentive for Winnipeg's citizens, Henry's will provide citizens who turn over workable firearms for disposal a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Digital point and shoot camera and a Henry's School of Imaging gift card, a value of $249.99, for each workable firearm they turn in to Police.

The Exchange Period is: Thursday, November 1, 2012 to Friday, November 30, 2012

Residents of Winnipeg who wish to surrender firearms must contact the WPS first at (204) 986-6222 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

  • Firearms CAN NOT be brought into any Police Facility.

  • Firearms CAN NOT be exchanged at any Henry's location.

Members of the public who surrender firearms under the exchange will NOT be subject to criminal firearm possession charges.

Residents of Winnipeg who surrender functional firearms to the WPS will receive a gift card that can be redeemed for a Panasonic digital camera and will include an opportunity to enroll in Henry's School of Imaging for lessons.

The gift card must be redeemed at one of the three Henry's Winnipeg locations: Regent Ave., Kenaston Blvd., or Polo Festival. Henry's locations are listed on the back of this pamphlet.


Firearm Exchange Incentives

Pixels for Pistols - GOLD

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 PLUS a School of Imaging Gift Card.

Incentive for exchange of a workable firearm. Reg. retail value $240.

   
Pixels for Pistols - SILVER

School of Imaging Gift Card.

Incentive for exchange of an inoperational firearm or any other ballistics determined worthy of exchange by the Winnipeg Police Services. Reg. retail value $75.

The firearms exchange is available to residents of Winnipeg only.

To encourage citizens of Winnipeg to contact the police and surrender firearms and ammunition, anyone turning in a firearm will not be charged with possession and storage offences under The Firearms Act. Each firearm turned in will be investigated thoroughly and should the firearm be linked to criminal activity, charges will be pursued. In such cases individuals could face prosecution.

Officers will complete the necessary forms required and have the citizens sign same. The citizens will be issued a receipt which they are to keep as they will be required to turn in the receipt to pick up their voucher for their incentive. The Firearms will then be taken to the Police Services Firearms Investigative Section (FAIS) where they will be tested. Once it is determined that the firearm qualifies for the Program the citizen will be contacted to attend the Public Safety Building with their receipt as well as identification. At this time they will receive their voucher which they can redeem at any Henry's-Video-Digital location in Winnipeg.

History

Henry's is a Canadian owned and operated company. As a thank-you to the community we so proudly serve, we initiated a unique program in 2008 aimed at putting an end to gun violence in Canadian cities.

Calling it "Pixels for Pistols", this unique cameras for guns exchange program debuted to an overwhelmingly positive response in Toronto. Shortly thereafter, we launched the program in Halifax to equal enthusiasm and success.

Now Henry's, along with our dedicated partners, are honoured to announce Pixels for Pistols in Winnipeg. We would like to thank the City of Winnipeg, The Winnipeg Police Services, and Panasonic Canada for this opportunity to help Make Winnipeg safer, one gun at a time.

- Ian Landy. President and CEO, Henry's

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"As a community it is important that we work together to ensure the safety of our citizens. This initiative is a practical way for citizens to help police keep guns out of the hands of criminals, making Winnipeg a safer community."

- Devon Clunis. Chief of Police, Winnipeg

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CITIZENS ARE NOT TO TAKE ANY FIREARMS TO POLICE FACILITIES OR HENRY'S ON THEIR OWN ACCORD. WE WILL COME TO YOU.