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23 January 2007

Los Angeles Times

To crack down on gangs and stem soaring violence in Compton, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca asked his deputies and detectives not just to investigate crime but to also probe where gang members were getting their guns. So sheriff's officials embarked on an unprecedented census to track down the origins of nearly 900 weapons confiscated there last year. The results, released Monday, offer a glimpse into the complex and unexpected ways guns get into the hands of... (

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