“Gas For Guns” Exchange Program Saturday In Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination continues to get guns off the city's streets through its "Gas for Guns" program, which allows participants to exchange firearms for up to $300 in fuel money.
         Since the program began, they've given out more than $40,000 in gas cards and have $40,000 more to give away.
         WBRZ-TV’s Rebecca Buchanan reports $50 cards are available for those guns that are smaller than a .38 caliber, $100 for .38-caliber weapons or higher and $300 for assault rifles.
         The program is also about keeping the unsecured guns away from children. District Attorney Hillar Moore says the program is a safe, proven way to get firearms off the street.
         "Gas for Guns" will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to Noon at Elm Grove Baptist Church on 38th Street.
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