Clermont Police to Participate in Kicks for Guns

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Turn in your guns for gift cards.

The Clermont Police Department invites you to participate in the 21st annual Kicks 4 Guns event from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 at Stormy Hill Harley Davidson, 2480 S. U.S. Highway 27.

This event, sponsored by Crimeline and Real Radio, is held each year to encourage anyone with unwanted guns to turn them in to local law enforcement. This program started 21 years ago, when Real Radio began working with the Orlando Police Department to take guns off the streets.

The surrendering of unwanted guns is completely anonymous and no questions are asked. In exchange for their guns, citizens are presented with gift cards, which are redeemable for shoes or other merchandise of their choosing at Wal-Mart.

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The collection time will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. or when gift cards run out, as it is first come, first served. However, police officers will remain on site until about 3 p.m.

The Clermont Police Department encourages its residents to turn over any unwanted or illegal firearms and amnesty will be granted, no questions asked.

Since the inception of the program, more than 10,000 unwanted guns have been collected across Central Florida. In years past, the Clermont Police Department collected numerous handguns and rifles, some of which were illegal.

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