Want a new camera? Have a gun? Trade up with Toronto police
So rather than shooting a pistol, the project hopes people will be shooting pixels – alas the project’s name, Pixels for Pistols.
It’s a partnership between Henry’s Camera, Olympus and the police force.
The idea is that fewer guns on the streets – whether they’re legally owned or not – means fewer guns are around, firearms which could potentially cause carnage on the streets.
Nor should anybody try lugging a shotgun along the TTC to their local police station – police are asking anybody who wants to take part in this project to contact them.
The police will come and take perfectly fine guns off your hands. And then Henry’s will hook you up with the camera.
Participants won’t just get something new to shoot with, but they’ll also receive a $75 gift card to be used toward photography lessons.
According to the Toronto Sun, 1,897 guns were recovered after the first year of the program, back in 2008. The paper reports that it was actually started after the Henry's store in Scarborough was robbed.
Do you think this program is successful for reducing crime?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets