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Bronx Destroys Thousands of Guns, Spends $1 Million in Gun Buybacks
27 January 2010
New York Daily News
Cash-strapped people packing guns walked into four Bronx churches last weekend - and were paid for it.
Nearly 1,200 guns - handguns, semi-automatic weapons and sawed-off shotguns - were swapped for $200 each on Saturday as part of the latest joint NYPD/Bronx District Attorney's office gun buyback program.
Citywide, law enforcement officials have taken 5,700 guns off the streets since 2008.
"We'll never know, but that's potentially more than 5,000 lives saved," Police... (GunPolicy.org)
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