- Gas for Guns
- Aug 16, 2012 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Osceola Heritage Park PROPERTY - Kissimmee
- Community Event
The Osceola County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Crimeline will host a Gas for Guns program that encourages citizens to bring in unwanted guns which reduces the chance of guns falling into the wrong hands. Gas for Guns is designed to encourage citizens to trade in their guns for $50 gas cards. The gas cards will be purchased with proceeds from the forfeiture fund, money seized by the Sheriff's Office as a result of being connected with a commission of a felony crime. Other law enforcement agencies in Central Florida are sponsoring similar programs that day.
“The goal is to encourage citizens to turn in unwanted firearms to remove them from our community,” stated Sheriff Hansell.
The Gas for Guns event will take place on Thursday, August 16 at Osceola Heritage Park located at 1875 Silver Spur Lane in Kissimmee from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event is completely anonymous with no questions asked. All firearms should be in a plastic bag, unloaded and safely secured. If you cannot unload the gun, leave it in your vehicle and a deputy will remove it from your car.
This is the fifth year the Osceola County Sheriff's Office has participated in Gas for Guns. In previous years, the Sheriff's Office collected more than 406 weapons.