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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.

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

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Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Town 'N Country Community Station

7519 W Waters Ave.

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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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