Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux holds a press conference to call for an end to the violent crime in his district

KADN Staff

Boudreaux will be holding Lafayette's first gun buy back program this Saturday

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 5:23pm

Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux of District 4 held a press conference today at City Hall to address the three acts of crime that occurred yesterday and to bring light to the previous violent incidents not only in his district but across Lafayette.

Yesterday in Boudreaux's district a man was robbed at gunpoint at bus stop in 2400 block of East Simcoe (Sim-co) Street, a gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 300 block of Jefferson Street, and a man was shot in the leg inside his car, after the which the assailant told the victim to drive to the 800 block of Surrey Street.

Boudreaux tired of the violence in his district, and now he is holding Lafayette's first gun buy back program.

"On this Saturday I'm going to aloft our first gun buy pack program. We're not quite at the $5000 mark yet, but we're just about halfway there and I'm confident we're going to get there. And I will offer $50 to anyone who wants to turn in a gun that is in the wrong hands, for the wrong reasons. Let me be totally clear, this isn't about gun control. And all we're asking for is a change. This isn't about someone else's responsibility. We're going to have to do something for ourself. We need help.  "

Police Chief Jim Craft was also on hand making a plea to all residents of Lafayette to take a stand and report suspicious or criminal activity in their neighborhood. The buy back program will take place at The New Church on 2700 Louisiana Avenue. Boudreaux has yet to announce the time of the gun buy pack program, we'll keep you updated on all developments about the buy back.

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