Citizens of Miami surrender their firearms to be sent to Ukraine

MIAMI, FL — The local authorities and the city police of Miami, Florida, USA launched a GUNS 4 UKRAINE campaign. Citizens will be able to voluntarily surrender their firearms. Authorities pay between $50 and $150 for each firearm surrendered, depending on the type.

Citizens of Miami surrender their firearms to be sent to Ukraine
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The local authorities say that the collected voluntary firearms will be sent to Ukraine. Authorities in Miami believe the campaign will have a two-fold success: fewer guns on the streets of Miami and help for the Ukrainian armed forces. BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that Russia attacked Ukraine on February 24 of this year, and the war continues for six months.

Buy-back program

The firearms buyback program is a practice in the US. In principle, the collected weapons are destroyed, but this time this will not happen, but will continue to be used, but in the war in Ukraine. “All weapons collected will be sent to Ukraine and we will help remove weapons from our streets,” the officials said.

Not all voluntarily surrendered weapons will be paid for by local authorities. The $50 and $150 gift cards will not be issued to owners of homemade or replica firearms, as well as air and airsoft guns. These owners will only receive thanks “for public safety.”

Irpen and Miami

The organized campaign in Miami is no accident. The Ukrainian city of Irpen and the American metropolis of Miami are sister cities. The decision to take firearms off the streets was made at the end of July.

The news was also confirmed by Irpen Mayor Oleksandr Markushin, who said Miami would hand over the weapons bought back by Miami citizens to the city in Kyiv Oblast, which suffered from the Russian attacks

Citizens of Miami surrender their firearms to be sent to Ukraine
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BulgarianMilitary.com reminds us that countries, individual cities, and the EU have a leading role in the recovery of Ukrainian cities affected by the ongoing Russian attacks. It is expected that serious finances will be allocated for transport, technological and architectural projects in the future.

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