Guns for Toys was an initiative of the Farmington Precinct police to take guns out of the street. Civilians were encouraged to bring guns to the station, which would then be exchanged for toys for children. This would also allow the police to create a database of guns that could be traced to previous crimes.
The initiative was brought by Detective Vic Mackey, who thought of it while being at the hospital after being shot by a criminal. Civilian auditor Lanie Kellis commended him for it. When it started, Patty Ann Hinkle brought her dad's gun. The gun was successfully traced to one used to murder Richard Cummings.