Land mine, 1,050 firearms traded at Orlando’s Kicks for Guns program.

The 12th annual Kicks for Guns campaign was held Friday…

The 12th annual Kicks for Guns campaign was held Friday at numerous Central Florida locations.

Eight law enforcement agencies at nine locations participated in the event, which was headed up by the “Monsters in the Morning” on Real Radio 104.1.

Individuals can exchange an unloaded firearm for a pair of new tennis shoes or a gift card.

More than 1,050 guns had been received by law enforcement officials. Police also received a Vietnam War-era land mine and five samurai swords. Four of the returned guns were flagged as stolen.

“The idea is to remove unwanted guns from the community that can potentially become the target of thieves,” said Palm Bay police Officer Ron Lugo.

Anyone participating in the event was urged to place their unloaded firearms in a paper bag.

The Orlando Police Department held its campaign at 649 W. Livingston St.

Source: Click Orlando

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  • Eric

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