Tampa police gun buy-back yields 1,000 guns

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — More than 1,000 guns collected during a Tampa Police Department’s gun buy-back event will be destroyed.

A police statement says more than 1,000 guns were collected Saturday. A final count will be completed next week. Residents lined up waiting to turn in their guns. The police department paid $50 for each handgun and rifle turned in.

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the widow of slain police officer Dave Curtis funded the event.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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