Grenade, stolen police gun among more than 200 weapons brought in during 'Kicks 4 Guns' event – Orlando Sentinel

In its 19 years, the annual “Kicks 4 Guns” firearm trade-in event in Central Florida has turned up some unusual weaponry — and Thursday’s event did not disappoint.

The usual sawed-off shotguns and stolen firearms came in among the 200-plus guns turned in to area law enforcement agencies this year, but the Sanford Police Department got an extra treat. By 4:30 p.m., someone had turned in a stolen firearm to them that had been swiped from their own agency earlier this year.

The event is no-questions-asked, meaning the resident who turned over the police-issued gun remained anonymous. Law enforcement representatives have said it’s this quality about the program that make it successful.

“Part of the reason this program works so well is because there are no questions asked and we make it clear people will not be identified,” Orlando Police Department spokeswoman Michelle Guido said earlier this week.

Of the 34 guns turned into Orlando Police as of 5 p.m. was a formidable AR-15 rifle, the department said. Winter Park Police reported collecting an inert grenade along with the 29 unwanted firearms they collected. Kissimmee Police reported a big-game hunting rifle was among the 35 guns they collected.

As of 3 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Office had received 133, and Clermont Police Department’s latest tally was at 22. Ocoee police brought in eight rifles at last county, and Winter Park Police Department’s Kicks 4 Guns event ended at 2 p.m. with 29 firearms.

Including the stolen gun, Sanford Police had received 29 firearms as of 5 p.m.

Kicks 4 Guns is held annually, and offers $50 gift cards to people who turn in real firearms to participating agencies’ drop-off locations, no questions asked. The program got its name from its early tradition of

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