“Gun exchange” yields missile launcher

Orange County, Florida cops have a program to trade guns for sneakers. The idea, as with other “gun exchange” programs, is to get guns off the streets. Yesterday’s event was very successful, reports Central Florida News 13:

A special program got more than 250 guns off the streets of Orange County, including one designed to blow jets out of the sky.

The Orlando Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and Real Radio 104.1 held their annual Kicks for Guns campaign in Orlando Friday.

People turned in their guns — no questions asked — for a free pair of sneakers.

Officials said they received zip guns, shotguns, assault rifles, a 1903 32-caliber Colt pistol and a 4-foot-long surface-to-air missile launcher. In return he got a pair of size-3 Reebok sneakers for his daughter.

The rest is at the link above. According to USA Today, the man found it in a shed he tore down and tried to dispose of it at several dump sites but was refused.

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