Cleveland Offers $100 Gas Cards for People Who Surrender Working Handguns

Cleveland, which already has the same number of homicides this year that it recorded for all of 2006, is offering to give people who give up their guns a $100 gas card.

The first 450 people who show up at the convention center on Saturday and surrender a working handgun will receive a card.

There have been 119 homicides in Cleveland so far this year, tying the total for 2006.

Gasoline prices have surged in recent weeks, with the statewide average for a gallon of regular gas at $3.07 last weekend, 25 cents more than Oct. 22.