Over 120 guns acquired by Fort Myers PD in gun buyback program

Posted at 3:00 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 15:00:41-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Fort Myers Police Department is touting the success of last weekend's gun buy-back event.

Saturday's event at Friendship Baptist Church was a chance for the community to sell unwanted guns with no questions asked.  People selling back working guns got a $50 gift card, while a $10 gift card was given for every broken gun.

The department says more than 120 guns were turned over; a number it considers encouraging as it works to crack down on crime.