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United States

9 May 2011

Boston Herald / AP

BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick is hoping to curb youth violence in communities across Massachusetts by proposing tougher gun laws and pushing other measures aimed at limiting the activities of gang members and others who use guns in gang and drug crimes. Patrick said Monday that his bill would tighten existing weapons laws by giving police new criminal sanctions and investigative tools. The bill would create three new gun-related crimes: assault and battery with a... (

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