NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A record number of guns were exchanged for gift cards at an event sponsored by the Metro Nashville Police Department.
Authorities reported 198 guns were handed in during the Gift Cards For Guns event at Greater Revelations Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday.
In an effort to reduce gun violence, everyone who handed in a gun received a $50 Mapco gift card and a $25 Kroger gift card.
Organizers said the goal was to keep the streets safer, especially as the holiday season approached.
This was the 6th Gift Cards for Guns initiative since 2011. The event was co-sponsored by Nashville Crime Stoppers and local pastors.