Gas for guns?

By Jade Cunningham |

Published 08/26 2014 05:21AM

Updated 08/26 2014 05:49AM

Would you give up your gun for a gas card?

Plenty of people did this past weekend in Baton Rouge.

Deputies say 74 firearms were exchanged for Circle K gas cards.

They included sawed off shot guns and an AK-47.

The No-Questions-Asked program is designed to get weapons off the streets, and prevent crime.

"These weapons may fall in the wrong hands or may be used in accidental, sometimes fatal incidents," said Herbert Anny. "So with this effort and this partnership we're trying to get guns off of the street and have them disposed of properly so that the whole area will be much safer than it is now."

Police handed out more than $5,000 in gas cards, in exchange for the guns.

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