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United States

26 October 2008

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Five Harlem churches collected hundreds of weapons — in exchange for cash. Rifles, handguns and shotguns were handed over on Saturday — no questions asked. Each person who brought a firearm was handed a $200 bank card. By late Saturday, more than 500 were collected. It's part of a program sponsored by the NYPD and the Manhattan district attorney's office to remove weapons from city streets with recent spikes in violence. BB guns and air pistols are... (

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