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.

  1. Nurul says:

    Took me extra time to read CAPS reaetld media, so as usual, I’m late to the party. The front page of my blog explains my thoughts, in brief.I simply wanted to thank you for all of your hard work, all the pre-Caps and the great efforts you have put forth for the 16 years you have been here.I am a fan of the 30+ year variety and I applaud you and am grateful someone understands that we should feel how we feel. Attitudes and thoughts will change as time goes by. For now, this one got me worse than ever before and I may not recover.I wish Arnott could stay in DC, because of his experience, which is greatly needed. Mike Knuble needs all the old man in the room he can get to keep things steady as far as I’m concerned.Thanks for everything Vogs.

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