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    Area gun buyback program set today

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times,
    published September 15, 2001


    TAMPA -- With a national tragedy still unfolding and a tropical storm moving across the state, folks with Cease Fire Tampa Tampa Bay almost canceled their plans for this week.

    But after much soul searching by its coordinators, the fourth Cease Fire Tampa Bay "gun buyback" program will still be held today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 26 locations in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee and Sarasota counties.

    Adults are encouraged to bring unloaded firearms in a secure container, preferably in the trunk of a car, and exchange them for $50 gift certificates to Beall's Department Stores, Beall's Outlet Stores and Winn-Dixie Marketplaces.

    Since 1998, residents have turned in 5,841 guns.

    Cease Fire Tampa Bay takes neither a progun nor antigun position. It consists of members who want to educate gun owners about safety.

    For locations, call (813) 844-GUN1.

    Hillsborough locations

    Tampa Police Department

    411 N Franklin St.

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    Tampa Police Department

    3818 W Tampa Bay Blvd.

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    Tampa Police Department

    9330 N 30th St.

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    Tampa Police Depatment

    1400 N Boulevard

    * * *

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

    Town 'N Country Community Station

    7519 W Waters Ave.

    * * *

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

    Ruskin Community Station

    712 W Shellpoint Road

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    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

    Bloomingdale Community Station

    4342 Bell Shoals Road

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    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Station

    Sheriff's Operation Center

    2008 Eighth Ave.

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    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

    District 1 Office

    14102 N 20th St.

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    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

    Fountain Oaks Community Station

    3609 Waters Ave.

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    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

    Nuccio Community Station

    6826 N 50th St.

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    Plant City Police Department

    302 Michigan St.

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