Residents in South Carolina can receive a rose for their sweeties from the police by turning in a gun.
The Guns for Roses program was set up by authorities in two central South Carolina cities hoping to get the weapons off the streets. Anyone who turned in a gun received a free rose and a Best Buy gift card. The program took place Saturday at Bethesda Church of God and the M.H. Newton Family Enrichment Center in Sumter, S.C. and Friendship Baptist Church in Columbia.
We've got a great turnout so far, Richland County Sheriff's spokeswoman Lt. Chris Cowan said, according to the Associated Press.
Those who turn in a handgun get a $100 gift card, while a rifle or shotgun gets a $50 gift certificate. Cowen said one man turned in six handguns, worth $600 in gift cards.
There was no amnesty for those turning in the guns, as the weapons were checked to see if they were stolen, names and address were jotted down and ballistics tests would also be done to see if the firearm was used in a crime.