Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Asks Residents to Trade in Unwanted, Unregistered Guns for Bus Tickets

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Asks Residents to Trade in Unwanted, Unregistered Guns for Bus Tickets

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Halifax offers bus tickets for unwanted guns

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HALIFAX - Halifax is asking residents to trade in guns for bus tickets.

The municipality launched a promotion Monday that encourages people to turn in unwanted and unregistered firearms in exchange for Halifax Transit tickets.

"If this campaign keeps even one gun out of the wrong hands, then we have taken a step forward in improving public safety within our communities," Mayor Mike Savage said in a statement.

Halifax Transit said it will provide 50 bus tickets in return for each firearm turned in during the campaign, up to a maximum of $5,000.

The Fares for Firearms gun amnesty offers people who hand in weapons the ticket payback on a first-come, first-served basis over the next two weeks. …

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