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Gun Bounty program returns to Jacksonville

9:29 AM, May 23, 2013   |    comments
A customer shops Monday at a Tinley Park, Ill., gun store.(Photo: Scott Olson, Getty Images)
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced Thursday the return of the Gun Bounty marketing campaign.

The Gun Bounty Program consists of reporting someone who illegally has a gun and if that person is arrested and the gun confiscated, you get $1,000.

Sheriff John Rutherford wants to put a dent in gun violence. He said he's sending a warning to anyone illegally carrying a gun: If you put the community at risk, the Sheriff said he is going to put you at risk of being locked up.

Rutherford added, since the program first started in 2006, more than 300 people have been arrested and more than $200,000 in gun bounty money has been paid out.


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