Palm Bay, Titusville Police Departments Host Gun Buyback Event Today
By Space Coast Daily // August 20, 2015
EVENT WILL RUN THROUGH 7 P.M. THURSDAY
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –The Palm Bay Police Department and the Titusville Police Department join more than a dozen other law enforcement agencies from around Central Florida to host the annual “Kicks for Guns” campaign on Thursday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
“Kicks for Guns” is a completely anonymous program that allows area residents to trade in unwanted weapons for gift cards to area merchants no questions asked.
In Palm Bay, the event will be held Walmart on Malabar Road. Participants will receive a $50 gift card to Walmart, with a maximum of four per person.
Pellet guns and air guns earn a restaurant coupon while supplies last.
In Titusville, the event will be held at the 405 South Park Avenue in the Wild Ocean Seafood parking lot at Pyrtle Plaza.
Participants at this location will also receive $50 gift cards.
If residents are unable to make it to the South Park Avenue location in Titusville, police will arrange special pickups on Aug. 20 only by contacting the Titusville Police Department.
The “Kicks for Guns” program is in its 17th year.
Originally, guns were traded in for new shoes at a single location. Due to changing economic conditions the program shifted to gift cards.
Anyone wishing to turn in unwanted firearms should make sure the weapons are safely unloaded and properly secured in the vehicle when arriving at the venue entrance.
Officers and police department personnel will retrieve all weapons and provide a ticket in order to enter the venue to obtain the gift card.