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1 June 2006

Boston Globe

The sun bright and the air was rife with good intentions, not to mention hip-hop music imploring the 'hood to "Start Peace." Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino was announcing a gun-buyback program, under which people who turn in guns to police will receive $200 in Target gift cards. The goal is to cut street violence by reducing the number of guns on the streets. I wanted to believe. But as I scrawled notes during Tuesday's press conference at First Parish Church in... (

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