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10 September 1999

New York Times

WASHINGTON — Stepping up the federal government's fight against gun violence, President Clinton on Thursday announced a $15 million program to buy back firearms from private owners. Under the first federal effort of its kind, the Department of Housing and Urban Development would provide grants of up to $500,000 to police departments around the country to buy back and destroy as many as 300,000 weapons, mainly in and around public housing projects. The department is... (

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