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15 June 2009

Boston Globe

Police in Wellfleet, a community known for stunning beaches and succulent oysters, scored three military assault rifles. At Salem State College, where recent police calls have included false fire alarms and a goat roaming the campus, school police got two M-16s. In West Springfield, police acquired even more powerful weaponry: two military-issue M-79 grenade launchers. Some 82 local police departments in Massachusetts have obtained more than 1,000 weapons over the last... (GunPolicy.org)

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