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Trade guns for cash & game tickets this weekend

5:45 PM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- This weekend, you can swap your gun for 75 dollars cash and a Tampa Bay Fan Pack-- with ticket vouchers for a Lightning and Rays game. 

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is hosting Operation Gun Swap at five locations Saturday from 9 a-m to 2 p-m. Make sure your firearm isn't loaded when you drop it off, and just a heads up, they will not be giving rewards for BB, pellet or paintball guns- but they will destroy them for you.

5 locations:   

  • Sheriff's Operations Center 2008 E. 8th Avenue   
  • 13501 N. Nebraska Avenue (site of closed Sunoco gas station)   
  • IGA Grocery Store 14720 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  
  • Sheriff's Town 'N Country Substation 7519 W. Waters Avenue  
  • Sheriff's Progress Village Substation 7935 Flower Avenue  

Gun Swap Rules:   

  • Any firearm will be accepted   
  • Each firearm will earn you $75 and a Tampa Bay "Fan Pack'' with ticket vouchers for a Lightning and Rays game   
  • Firearms must arrive unloaded   
  • Transport in your vehicle's trunk, or place securely in a box or bag   
  • Do not remove firearms from your vehicle; a deputy will take possession of the firearm upon your arrival at the collection locations  
  • Unwanted ammunition will be accepted but cannot be exchanged for cash   
  • No BB guns, pellet guns or paint ball guns (but will be accepted for destruction)   
  • All firearms and ammunition collected will be destroyed  


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