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Baton Rouge offers gas for guns swap

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Over in Baton Rouge four churches will be offering gas cards to anyone who turns in a handgun or assault weapon.

It is in a partnership with Circle K Stores Inc., whatever that is.

The event will be held Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or when the $40,000 allocated to gun buybacks runs out, whichever happens first.

No questions will be asked and no IDs will be checked. Gas cards will range from $50 to $200, depending on the type of weapon turned over. Assault-style rifle exchanges will get $200 gas cards, for example.

Wish it was in Mississippi. I've always wanted to stand out front and offer more (and real cash) for the good stuff.
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Article did not say what they would do with the guns. The local police are behind the effort because the local police have been taking heat for not doing enough to control crime in the city.

So...getting folks to turn in old unwanted guns is supposed to lower the crime rate??? Interesting theory. I guess they think gang bangers will be lined up to turn in their Glocks.

Yes, I bet the good stuff (Colts, Glocks, S&Ws, etc.) gets handed to some of the favorite folks around town.

For instance, if you unknowingly bought a stolen long gun, they might be able to accuse you of possession of a stolen gun---never mind they say that they aren't worried about doing the exact same thing.

Best to just leave them alone and let them get their photo op.
Yep. Liberals only operate in a "feel good" mode. It's the ONLY thing that guides them. Otherwise they would have to face facts and deal with the real world.

PS: I have always thought that government money could be spent much more wisely (if the government must give away my tax dollars) subsidizing the cost of gun safes.

Seems to me that lots more home burglaries in which guns are stolen and lots more children shooting kids would be prevented if the government stopped trying to confiscate legally owned guns and started trying to help gun owners prevent theft and misuse.
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