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United States

4 January 2002

Baltimore Sun, Editorial

The New Year arrived in a burst of gunfire. Some 100 people were arrested in Baltimore, and four were wounded, because of the senseless use of deadly firearms to celebrate the holiday. This sad annual ritual highlights the willful abuse of lethal weapons in our society despite growing efforts to promote gun safety. It's also a reflection of the widespread proliferation of firearms, with more than 1 million handguns circulating in a state of 5 million residents. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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