LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A recent increase in crime in Lafayette City-Parish Council District 4 has prompted Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux to plan a gun buy-back program.

On Thursday, Boudreauxalso challenged parents, pastors and residents to help police battle crime in the district.

The Advertiser reports Boudreauxset a goal of raising $5,000 so he can hand out $50 for every gun surrendered at a buy-back program.

Boudreaux  hopes to kick it off Saturday afternoon at The New Church, 2700 Louisiana Ave. A time has not been set.

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Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com

 

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