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3 August 2001

New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Senate defeated an effort to restore financing to a federal gun buyback program, which President Bush had said he wanted to eliminate. In a 65-to-33 vote, the Senate defeated the effort, by Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, to shift $15 million to the program. The Clinton administration started the program in 1999 to allow police departments to buy back guns, especially around housing projects that received federal grants. The Bush... (GunPolicy.org)

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