Miami Holds Gun Buyback Operation In Coconut Grove

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In its continuing effort to reduce gun violence, the City of Miami Police Department held a gun buyback operation on Saturday but those who turned in weapons did not walk away empty-handed.

Folks were asked to drop off any firearm at the Coconut Grove NET office, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, located at 2750 McFarland Road from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Those who dropped off guns received gift certificates with no questions asked.

The gift cards were for Target, Publix and Wal-Mart and the bigger the gun, like rifles and semi-automatic weapons, the bigger the value of the gift cards.

One woman who turned in a rifle that she found in an attic, received $75 in gift cards from Publix and Target.

This is the second gun buyback operation in the City of Miami this year.

One held on April 6th in Allapattah brought in 22 guns.

Three operations held in 2012 yielded more than 200 guns including 2 AK-47s and an M-14.

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