Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 It has been a violent year in Central Florida, and stolen firearms are part of that issue. However an 18-year program put on by local law enforcement agencies is doing its part to alleviate the problem of stolen guns.An unwanted gun can easily become a stolen gun, and stolen guns are often involved in violent crimes according to two government studies.A U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics report found that 1.4 million firearms were stolen across the United States from 2005 through 2010 (there is no more current study). It also found that the vast majority — at least 80 percent — was never recovered, and that almost 1 in 5 (18%) of the mass shootings in the United States took place with stolen weapons.Now in its 18th year, Kicks 4 Guns has grown to 15 locations around Central Florida, and involves law enforcement agencies in eight counties. Its goal is to get unwanted guns off the streets.In Apopka, Kicks for Guns will take place on Friday, August 11th at The John Bridges Center (445 W 13th Street) from 7am-7pm. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will be in charge of the gun exchange.The event allows residents to anonymously turn in unwanted weapons — no questions asked — in return for shoes or gift cards. No ID is required. At the Apopka event, a $50 gift card is the only option.Kicks for Guns has removed nearly 10,000 unwanted guns from the streets of Central Florida in its first 17 years. Last year almost 800 weapons were collected.Any and all guns are welcome. People walking or driving to the event are encouraged to place their UNLOADED guns in a sealed bag or box clearly marked Kicks for Guns.No one may enter the event carrying a gun. Guns are handed over to the police at the gate where they are checked, tagged and stacked. Only people turning in guns and those accompanying them may enter the event. All others are required to remain outside the gates and view the event from there TAGSKicks 4 GunsOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleTropical Storm Earl: 8:00 PM UpdateNext articleCity of Apopka receives 70K for water conservation Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) announced today that Russ Stanton has joined the company as vice president of content. Stanton served as editor and executive vice president of the Los Angeles Times from 2008 until late last year. In his new role, Stanton will be responsible for improving the quality and extending the reach of SCPRâ€™s public service journalism in radio, digital platforms and live events.â€œWeâ€™re very excited to have Russ join our team,â€ said SCPR president Bill Davis. â€œAs a news organization, all of us here have great respect for the Los Angeles Timesâ€”and admiration for the work Russ did there during his tenure as editor. Hiring Russ reflects SCPRâ€™s commitment to providing the highest quality journalism and to creating a public forum to debate the most important issues of the day.â€ Under Stantonâ€™s leadership, the Los Angeles Times won three Pulitzer Prizes and grew its online audience from fifth largest in the country to second among major news sites.In his new position, Stanton will oversee SCPRâ€™s award-winning newsroom; its broadcast programming on 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, 89.1 KUOR-FM in Riverside/San Bernardino metro, and 90.3 KVLA in the Coachella Valley; all of SCPRâ€™s digital content on www.KPCC.org (and related applications); and all of SCPRâ€™s live public events that are becoming an increasingly important part of the organizationâ€™s service to the community.â€œI am very excited to be joining the staff of my favorite radio station,â€ said Stanton. â€œSCPR is a shining example of quality journalism that fosters a better understanding of our region, and I look forward to being part of its continued growth.â€Â SCPR reviewed an exceptional, nationwide pool of candidates before naming Stanton to the content VP position. Lyn Cason, director of Stanton Chase International, led the search process.About 89.3 KPCC, www.KPCC.org and Southern California Public Radio:Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public media organization operating a growing digital news presence and three FM radio stations in Southern California: Flagship station 89.3 KPCC, Pasadena covers Los Angeles and Orange Counties; 89.1 KUOR, Redlands serves the Inland Empire; and 90.3 KVLA, Coachella covers Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.KPCC and www.KPCC.org are rapidly growing sources of news to Southern Californians, reaching more than 650,000 people each week. In the last ten years, KPCCâ€™s news department, daily programs and online services have won 300 major journalistic awards. In addition to regular reporting on a wide range of subjects, KPCC produces three daily news and talk programs: AirTalk with Larry Mantle, Patt Morrison and the Madeleine Brand Show. John Rabe hosts a weekly program called Off-Ramp, a distinctive and personal look at life in Southern California.KPCCâ€™s program schedule includes All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Car Talk, A Prairie Home Companion, This American Life and public radioâ€™s other signature programs from NPR, American Public Media, PRI (Public Radio International), and the BBC.Learn more about us at www.KPCC.org, where youâ€™ll find program schedules and descriptions, staff bios, membership and sponsorship opportunities, podcasts, audio streams, blogs, etc. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business Districts News Southern California Public Radio Names Russ Stanton Content Vice President Former Los Angeles Times editor to oversee SCPRâ€™s news and information service From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, August 1, 2014 | 4:39 am More Cool Stuff Subscribe Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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