Brampton moms launch program to pay $100 for guns turned over to police
Peel police's non-paid gun amnesty program ongoing throughout May
NEWS May 12, 2019 by Graeme Frisque Brampton Guardian
Two moms from Brampton have decided to launch their own gun buyback program after city council rejected a paid gun amnesty initiative at the end of March.
In a release on May 11, Chrissy Zammit and Tiffany Richards-Johnson announced the launch of “No Guns Know Peace Inc.”, a non-profit organization aimed at promoting and supporting Peel Regional Police's non-paid gun amnesty program currently running through the month of May.
According to police statistics, 10 of Peel Region’s 26 homicides in 2018 were committed with firearms.
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“As a mom I can tell you that the best Mother’s Day gift is a safe community. We are concerned with the rise in gun violence in Brampton and believe the gun buyback program is a part of the solution,“ said Zammit in a release.
“No mother should ever have to suffer through Mother’s Day without their children around them because they were lost to gun violence,” added Richards-Johnson.
Brampton council voted against a city-run gun buyback program proposed by wards 7 and 8 Coun. Charmaine Williams at its March 27 meeting, which would have seen the city pay $100 for each unwanted gun turned into to police.
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