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Volusia Law Enforcement To Participate In 19th Annual ‘Kicks 4 Guns’ Event

By on August 10, 2017 in WNDB News

Volusia County, FL – Local law enforcement agencies are participating in the 19th annual Central Florida “Kicks 4 Guns” event, which allows residents to turn in their unwanted firearms for a gift card, no questions asked.

The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO), in partnership with the DeLand Police Department, will be holding two separate events on the same day, August 17, where people can turn in their unwanted guns and help get unwanted firearms off the streets. The program was started 19 years ago by an Orlando radio host concerned that youth were getting robbed for brand-name sneakers, or “kicks.” Since its inception, the program has removed nearly 10,000 unwanted guns.

DBPD will hold its event at the John H. Dickerson Center, 308 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Daytona Beach on August 17 from 7 AM until 3 PM or until all the gift cards are gone. Guns can be dropped of in exchange for gift cards of up to $50, depending on the type and condition of the gun. For more information, call 386-671-5425, or email youngt@dbpd.us.

The event that VCSO and DeLand PD are partnering on will be from 8 AM until 4 PM on the same day. It will be held at the Sanborn Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave. in DeLand. They will also be handing out $50 gift cards for unwanted firearms. Each household is limited to one gift card.

Participants handing in the guns will remain anonymous, and they are asked to leave the guns unloaded in the trunk of their vehicles before drop off. If a gun or firearm is found to be stolen, officials will attempt to return it to the owner. All other firearms will be destroyed after the event.

The Sanford Police Department and the Orlando Police Department will also be participating in the event.

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