We took a total of 1,065 guns off the street with 52 of them illegal/stolen.
Now in 15th year, Real Radio 104.1's Kicks for Guns has grown to 15 locations all around Central Florida...involving law enforcement in 6 counties. Kicks for Guns took place on August 22, 2013.
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.
Apopka 445 W 13th Street, Apopka (John Bridges Center) Directions
Clermont 2480 US 27, Clermont (Stormy Hill Harley) Directions ** 7a - 12noon **
Daytona PD 308 S. Martin Luther King Blvd, Daytona (Dickerson Center) Directions
Kissimmee PD S. John Young Parkway and John Henry Jones Blvd. Directions
Lake Co Sheriff Renniger's 20651 US Hwy 441, Mt. Dora Directions
Orlando PD 1723 Bruton Blvd. (Dr. Smith Center) Directions
Orange Co Sheriff 4603 W. Colonial Dr, Orlando (Orange County Fairgrounds Building #5D) Directions
Orange Co Sheriff 11500 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando (Carl Black Chevrolet) Directions
Osceola C Sheriff 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimee (Osceola Heritage Park) Directions
Ocoee PD 476 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee (HighPoint) Directions
Palm Bay PD 1440 Sportman Lane, Palm Bay (Space Coast Harley) Directions
Sanford PD Lake Mary Blvd. and 17-92, Sanford (Boulevard Plaza) Directions
Titusville 3550 S. Washington Ave., Titusville (Searstown Mall) Directions
Volusia Co Sheriff 3150 E. New York Ave, Deland (Volusia County Fairgrounds) Directions
Winter Park PD Aloma Bowling 11 W. Fairbanks Directions ** 7a - 12noon **
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?
Law enforcement discourages the sales of guns outside the Kicks for Guns venue.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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 nother options unless your location is also offering gift certificates.
9. 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.
10. How can I make a monetary donation to Kicks for Guns?
Click here tmake 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