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.
- 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