Guns collected included three short-barreled shotguns — illegal in the U.S. — and one gun that had ben reported stolen.
Deputies collect 80 guns during buyback event Aug. 11
People dropped off a total of 80 guns during a gun buyback event at the Flagler County Association of Realtors building Aug. 11 — no questions asked — and got $75 Target gift cards in return.
The event, called Kicks 4 Guns and held by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and the Flagler Beach and Bunnell Police Departments, netted three short-barreled shotguns — banned in the U.S. — a Japanese war rifle that was “likely seen as a war trophy,” organizers said in a Sheriff’s Office news release; and one gun that had been reported stolen.
“This was a great event to help us make Flagler County a safer place by taking unwanted guns off the streets,” Sheriff Jim Manfre said in the news release.
This is the first time the Sheriff’s Office has taken part in Kicks 4 Guns, an initiative taken by policing agencies throughout Central Florida to let people get rid of guns, no questions asked.
All of the guns will be destroyed, except for the one which had been reported stolen. It will be retuned to its owner.
Real Radio 104.1 sponsored the event and had food donated for law enforcement officers from local restaurants, including a Flagler County McDonald's, Firehouse Subs, and Volusia County restaurant Bimbo Bakery. Residents also brought officers Wendy’s hamburgers and bottled water, according to the news release.