CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) - Coral Springs Police held a gun buyback event in an effort to get unwanted guns off the streets.

The Coral Springs Police Department sponsored the gun buyback on Saturday.

Those who handed in working, unwanted and unloaded guns received Publix gift cards.

“We’re doing a voluntary gun buyback. Basically we were approached by our foundation to assist them in doing a gun buyback,” said Coral Springs Police Lt. Joe McHugh. “In return, if you turn in a handgun or a rifle or an AR-15, they are going to compensate you with a Publix gift card.”

A non-profit organization of Parkland parents helped sponsor the event.

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