Working firearms turn up at Kicks 4 Guns program held at Volusia Fairgrounds, Daytona

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DELAND — Volusia County Sheriff's Office deputies collected 33 firearms at the 24th annual Kicks 4 Guns buy-back program held Thursday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds.

The haul included 22 handguns, two of which were reported stolen and one reported lost, six rifles, one shotgun and four pellet/BB guns/air rifles.

All were working firearms.

Daytona Beach Police collected 11 working guns, one of which was reported stolen, at their buy-back location at the Global Prayer Center on Bill France Boulevard, said police spokesman Messod Bendayan.

"We are getting more functional guns. So, people are turning in guns that could actually be used if they were stolen or misplaced," said Volusia County Sheriff's Sgt. Todd Raible. "So these could be more dangerous in the street than some of the rusted-out, non-functioning guns that we've gotten in the past."

Participants who turned in guns were eligible for gift cards ranging from $10-$250 for each weapon.

This article originally appeared on The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Volusia County law enforcement collect working guns in Kicks 4 Guns