Posted: Oct 11, 2010 12:19 PM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Four Baton Rouge churches will be offering more than spiritual counseling and messages for redemption next week. They'll be handing out gas cards to anyone who turns in an illegally held handgun or assault weapon.
Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden announced the "Gas for Guns" buyback program Monday, in a partnership with Circle K Stores Inc.
Police say no questions will be asked and no IDs will be checked for the voluntary, anonymous program being held this month. Gas cards will range from $50 to $200, depending on the type of weapon turned over.
The idea is similar to buyback programs around the nation, but most involve paying cash for the weapons.