Law enforcement working to rid city streets of firearms
BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement from throughout East Baton Rouge Parish held a “Gas for Guns” exchange program at Living Faith Christian Center on Winbourne Avenue.
The city’s top officials, including Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and District Attorney Hillar Moore III, are teaming up to reduce the number of unsecured firearms on the cities streets.
In partnership with Circle K Corporation, TRUCE, and others, the “no questions asked” gun buyback initiative gives gas cards in exchange for each qualifying weapon.
Since the program started in 2010, Gas for Guns has collected 772 unsecured weapons and $51,000 in gas cards.
Donors who are uncomfortable bringing a firearm to an exchange site can contact Baton Rouge police or the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s office to arrange for the weapon to be collected.