FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police in Fort Lauderdale are doing what they can to keep the streets safe.
Over the weekend, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department partnered with New Hope Baptist Church to host a gun buyback event.
The goal was to remove as many weapons from communities as possible.
In total, 61 firearms were turned in.
“We had a great response. This was probably the best gun buyback we’ve had in the last seven or eight years,” said Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich. “It’s better to get a gun off the street no matter what.”
Those who surrendered their firearms received a Walmart gift card in exchange.
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