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TPD Buying Back Unwanted Guns

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The Tallahassee Police Department is helping residents safely dispose of unwanted firearms.  They’re hosting a gun buy back Saturday.

Over the weekend, police officers will be posted in front of the Seventh Avenue station trading guns for gift cards.  Past events have brought in between 70 and 90 firearms.  TPD Spokesman David Northway says officers are hoping the event will help keep weapons off the streets.

“There’ll be no identification of anybody,” Northway says, “we don’t need a license or your name all we simply are looking for is for someone to drive up we’ll take the guns from you and give you a gift card and send you on your way.”

The department will then destroy the weapons, or if they were stolen, return them to their proper owner.  The event runs from four to eight Saturday afternoo

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.