Due to the huge interest from community members looking to safely dispose of unwanted firearms, the Tampa Police will hold another gun buy back in the near future.
Within 4 hours of launching today's event, which was sponsored by a $100,000 donation from anonymous community members, Tampa Police collected 1,000 guns between both locations (I275 & Bird St and 2103 N. Rome Ave).
"I want to thank the donors who initiated this effort, and the community members who came out because they were looking for a safe way to dispose of their unwanted firearms", said Chief O'Connor. "The level of interest clearly shows that there are still some people who want to safely get rid of the guns they no longer want, and we will start planning our next event in the very near future".
Anyone who was unable to turn in an unwanted firearm today is asked to ensure it is safely secured so it cannot get into the hands of a child or someone with criminal intent.
Details of the next gun buy back will be provided as soon as they are finalized.