- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (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 reports (https://bit.ly/1Fz3RKG ) $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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Information from: WBRZ-TV, https://www.wbrz.com


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