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Kicks 4 Guns taking weapons off the streets
By Joe Crews
posted Aug 19, 2013 - 10:23:32am
Anyone wanting to get rid of a handgun or other weapon can turn it in next Thursday and get paid for doing so.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is once again joining a popular crime-fighting program designed to get unwanted guns off the streets, said Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson.
Dubbed Kicks 4 Guns, the program encourages citizens to turn in the weapons to law enforcement, no questions asked.
Each person who turns in one or more guns will received a $50 Walmart gift card. Deputies also will accept BB guns and replication guns, but no gift cards will be given for those items, Davidson said.
The gift cards were purchased with funds confiscated in criminal cases, he said.
The Sheriff's Office will have deputies at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave. east of DeLand, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 22.
Individuals who cannot make it to the fairgrounds can ask to have a deputy come to their house and pick up the weapon, Davidson said. In West Volusia, the number to call for that is 386-736-5999.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is one of 15 police agencies in Central Florida taking part in Kicks 4 Guns, which is being coordinated by Central Florida Crime Line. The Daytona Beach Police Department is the only other agency in Volusia County taking part this year.
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