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The city of Miami, Florida, is once again holding a gun buyback with a twist — the guns collected during the event could end up being transported over to the war-torn country of Ukraine, where Russia has been waging a brutal attack since earlier this year.
People can score a $50, $100, or even $150 gift card if they turn in a firearm during the upcoming buyback this Saturday.
\u201cOur Guns Buyback Program continues Saturday, August 27, from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at Belafonte Tacolcy Center. All guns collected will be send to #Ukraine while we help to take guns off of our streets. #gunbuyback #safestreets\u201d— City of Miami (@City of Miami) 1661465127
"The City of Miami has set up a voluntary gun buyback program to assist in providing safety and defense equipment to Ukraine," according to a post on the city's website. "Your donations will be used to assist the Ukraine support efforts. Receive a gift card starting at $50 for an old, unused, or found weapons, no questions asked. Do your part to make our streets safer."
The post notes that people can receive a $150 Visa gift card if they turn over a "High-powered assault rifle (.223 caliber, AR-15, AK-47)" and they can get $100 for a shotgun or rifle.
"Turning in an undesired gun is a great way to take guns off the streets by preventing the potential of them falling into the wrong hands. Turning in a gun during the gun buyback ... provides safety and security of knowing that the weapon will be properly disposed of or reallocated for use in support of Ukraine. It is also a great way to show your support in the fight against gun violence," a frequently asked questions section reads.
Another buyback event was held in June, and during a press conference last month, City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell of District 2 indicated that suitable guns from the buyback would be going to the police force of Irpin, Ukraine.
Irpin, Ukraine, Sister City and Gun Buyback Press Conferenceyoutu.be
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.