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United States

2 July 2006

Lowell Sun (Massachusetts)

Massachusetts has the toughest gun laws in the country. Yet eight years after legislators tightened laws to better track firearms, the Executive Office of Public Safety has no records on hundreds of guns seized annually by police from alleged domestic abuse cases. "It's sort of murky, in short," said Andrew Plunkett, spokesman for EOPS. "There isn't a provision in the law that says police have to report the number of weapons seized to any central, statewide database.... (

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