City Offers Miami Heat Tickets In Exchange For Guns
The Miami Police Department is asking residents to turn in their weapons in return for Miami Heat tickets and gift cards.
The gun buyback program is similar to those seen across the country. Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado hopes that his buyback will prevent gun violence in the area.
“What we’re doing here, we’re beating the odds,” Regalado said. “If one incident is avoided, it’s worth it.”
A buyback was held today at Jordan Grove Baptist Church where 50 weapons (mostly hunting rifles and small caliber handguns) were handed over in the first hour.
Residents were given a choice of $25 or $50 gift certificates to Walmart or Winn-Dixie — or 300-level Miami Heat tickets! Any person who returned an assault rifle was given two 100-level tickets to a game this March.