Kicks for Guns 2012 Pics
This year we took a total of 1,333 guns off the street with 36 of them illegal/stolen.
Last year, Kicks for Guns had its biggest year ever with 2,230 guns taken off the street!
Now in 14th year, Real Radio 104.1's Kicks for Guns has grown to 13 locations all around Central Florida…involving law enforcement in 6 counties. Kicks for Guns will take place on August 16, 2012.
Granting amnesty to citizens who want to get rid of weapons NO questions asked - participants received Sneakers or Gift Cards in the exchange.
“We purposely do the event just before the start of school for top of mind awareness. We blew through last year's number of 1,356 by 1:00pm. Hundreds of sawed off shotguns, stolen guns and two guns with silencers were collected” says Real Radio 104.1's Program Director, Katherine Brown, speaking of the 2011 Kicks for Guns.
Cocoa PD 801 Dixon Blvd, Cocoa (Byrd Plaza) Directions
Daytona PD 308 S. Martin Luther King Blvd, Daytona (Dickerson Center) Directions
Kissimmee PD 2211 W. Vine St, Kissimmee (K-Mart/Big Lot parking lot) Directions
Lake CO SO - 15855 W SR 50, Clermont (Sheriff's Office substation) Directions
Orlando PD Church St and Tampa (Citrus Bowl) Directions
Orange CO SO 4603 W. Colonial Dr, Orlando (Orange County Fairgrounds Building #5D) Directions
Osceola CO SO 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimee (Osceola Heritage Park) Directions
Ocoee PD 476 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee (HighPoint) Directions
Palm Bay PD 550 Riviera Dr, NE Palm Bay (Riviera Park) Directions
Seminole CO SO #1 - 5655 Highway 17-92, Casselberry (next to Casselberry Exchange) Directions
Seminole CO SO #2 - 300 W Lake Mary Blvd, Sanford (Old Albertson Plaza) Directions
Volusia CO SO 3150 E. New York Av, Deland (Volusia County Fairgrounds) Directions
Winter Park PD 1050 W Morse, Winter Park (Winter Park Civic Center) Directions **7am - Noon**
1. What kinds of guns are accepted?
Any and all guns are welcome. Pistols, shot guns, bb-guns, semi-automatics, rifles, etc.
2. What if i have a BB Gun, will I still get a pair of shoes?
Each location has it's own policy regarding BB Guns.
3. Will I get a pair of shoes for every gun turned in?
Rules vary from location to location. Best to contact the police agency that will be handling your drop off location for specific details.
Please note - Kicks For Guns is not a dumping ground for local pawn shops to unload their unwanted guns. You will be turned away if you are pawn shop trying to do so.
4. How do I transport my gun to Kicks for Guns?
People walking or driving to the event are encouraged to place their UNLOADED guns in a sealed bag or box clearly marked “Kicks for Guns”. If you are stopped by a police officer, tell him or her immediately that you have a weapon in the car and are headed to the event.
No one may enter the event carrying a gun. Guns are handed over to the police at the gate where they are checked, tagged and stacked.
5. What happens if someone offers to buy my gun on the way to Kicks for Guns?
If you attempt to buy a gun from someone walking to the event you will be arrested. If you attempt to sell that gun, you will be arrested.
5. What if I don't have a gun and want to go to Kicks for Guns?
Only people turning in guns and those accompanying them may enter the event. All others are required to remain outside the gates and view the event from there.
6. What if i cannot make it to Kicks for Guns and have a gun I want to get rid of?
For those living in the Daytona and Volusia County areas, a law enforcement officer will come to your house and pick up your gun. Please call - to make arrangements.
7. What if my size shoe isn't available? Can I exchange at the donating retailer?
People must choose from shoe stock on hand. There are no exchanges or refunds from donating stores. If a person turns in a gun and either can’t find shoes in their size or to their liking, they may choose shoes for someone else or decline to take any at all. There are no other options unless your location is also offering gift certificates.
8. What happens to the leftover shoes after the event?
Shoes left over are traditionally donated to local charities or kept for use in next year’s event.
9. How can I make a monetary donation to Kicks for Guns?
Click here to make a monetary donation to Kicks for Guns. Please make sure to note it is for Kicks For Guns
I have shoes/gift cards to donate I'd like to donate to Kicks for Guns.
Click here to donate.
10. I have ammo, can i drop off unwanted ammo at Kicks for Guns?
Yes, you can drop off your ammo, but you won't get a gift card or shoes for the unwanted ammo.
Have more questions? Email Erika Plak at Real Radio - email@example.com