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Dozens of guns taken off the streets

1 year 8 months 5 days ago February 21, 2015 Feb 21, 2015 Saturday, February 21 2015 February 21, 2015 6:18 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Jessica LeBlanc

BATON ROUGE - Multiple people turned in their unused guns, Saturday, at Elm Grove Baptist Church.

The Sheriff's office along with state and city police with the District Attorney's office hosted the annual Gas for Guns event.

This was the 5th year law enforcement put the event together, and officials said the goals is to make sure the guns don't end up in the wrong hands.

" If you have an unsecured weapon at home whether you're a parent or grandparent and you'd like to get rid of that gun and get it out of possible kids hands, bring it by, we'll give you a gas card and it'll benefit the community and hopefully, possibly save a life," said District Attorney, Hillar Moore.

People turned in their guns for different reasons.

Joe White said he has kids and wanted to make sure he protects his family by keeping the weapons out of reach.

"In some cases it get some guns off the streets, maybe keep somebody from getting killed, or shot," said White.

A total of 58 guns were collected.


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