Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-156

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 19, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Cristal Bermudez Nuñez : cbermude@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8118

    Conclusion Of Operation Gun Swap

    HCSO's Operation Gun Swap came to a fiery finish.
    • Hillsborough County


    It was the end of the line this week for more than 2,500 unwanted firearms turned in during HCSO's Operation Gun Swap in February. The nation's largest single day gun swap came to a fiery finish at a steel mill, where the rifles, shotguns, and handguns were incinerated in a 3,200-degree furnace. The packaging, transport and destruction of the unwanted firearms was supervised by a team of HCSO detectives. The melted metal that was once weapons will become rebar and coat hangers. Thank you again Tampa Bay for making Operation Gun Swap the best ever in the U.S.!

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