MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Murfreesboro Police Department is teaming up with the Murfreesboro NAACP and Central Christian Church for a "Gift Cards for Guns" initiative.
Residents will be able to exchange firearms for Kroger gift cards on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the Central Christian Church, located at 404 East Main Street in Murfreesboro.
All real firearms will be accepted, and exchanged for a gift card. BB guns, pellet guns, paintball guns and toy guns will be accepted, but are not eligible for a gift card.
The police department said it wants to get unsafe, unwanted and unused firearms out of the city's neighborhoods. Officers will be at the event to receive the guns and make sure they're not loaded, and do not pose any immediate danger.