Miami Police, Rickia Isaac Foundation host gun buyback

MIAMI (WSVN) - A South Florida organization teamed up with police, Saturday afternoon, to promote peace and clean up the streets.

The event, described as a Christmas gun buyback, was hosted by the Rickia Isaac Foundation and City of Miami Police officers at Dorsey Park in Miami.

People who turned in any guns were handed out $50 to $100 gift cards with no questions asked.

Organizers said they hope the holiday spirit will encourage people to take a step in making their community safer. “This is a great opportunity for people in the community to say, ‘Hey, we can turn in these guns, we can get gift cards, and we could go shopping and buy nice gifts,'” said the Rev. Jerome Starling with the Rickia Isaac Foundation.

Organizers said dozens of guns were turned in at the event.

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