Over 100 Guns Turned In During “Kicks 4 Guns”

By on October 16, 2018 in WNDB News

UPDATE (10-16-18): The Daytona Beach Police Department bought back 41 guns during today’s event, a steep drop compared to the past two years (72 in 2017, 82 in 2016).

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office had 68 guns recovered during this year’s event at The Center in Deltona, well under the 150 the law enforcement agency collected in 2017.

Earlier reporting below.

Daytona Beach, FL – The Daytona Beach Police Department and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is sweetening the deal again for those looking to surrender a gun.

Today (October 16th) begins “Kicks 4 Guns,” an annual event that is being held statewide, including the Volusia County area. The event is aimed at getting guns off the street with no questions asked and no ID required.

DBPD started at 7 this morning at the John H. Dickerson Center on 308 S. Martin Luther King Boulevard. Anyone who turns in a real working firearm will receive a $50 gift card. Those who turn in a real but inoperable firearm instead get a $25 gift card.

DBPD wants to remind people that all firearms brought to the event should be unloaded and safely secured. If anyone is unable to unload their weapon, they’re asked to leave it locked inside their vehicle. An officer will escort them to retrieve the weapon instead.

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is also holding an event at The Center at Deltona, located on 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The event begins at 8 a.m. and also offers a $50 gift card for those who are turning in weapons, with the same rules involved as DBPD.

Both agencies ask that all weapons are again unloaded and sealed in a bag or box that is clearly marked “Kicks 4 Guns.”

A deputy can also be called to pick up unwanted firearms for those who can’t make the event. To make arrangements, you can call 386-943-8276.

Kicks 4 Guns graphic above is courtesy of DBPD.

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