updated 2/14/2009 12:45:44 PM ET 2009-02-14T17:45:44

Police in South Carolina are giving out roses on Valentine's Day. All you have to do is turn in a gun.

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Authorities are running the "Guns for Roses" program Saturday at two locations in the central part of the state.

Anyone who turns in a gun gets a free rose and an electronics store gift card. A handgun gets a $100 gift card, while a rifle or shotgun nets a $50 gift card.

Richland County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Chris Cowan says there has already been a great turnout at one Columbia location and deputies have seized about 75 guns in the first 90 minutes.

He says there is no amnesty for gun owners. The weapons are checked to see if they are stolen and ballistics test will also be done.

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