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19 April 2002

Associated Press

BOSTON — Ballistic "finger- printing," firearms surrender programs and mandatory safety lessons for owners of concealed weapons were some of the ideas discussed by New England lawmakers hoping to curb gun violence. Lawmakers and advocates from Maine and four other New England states met Wednesday at the Statehouse in Massachusetts, home of one of the nation's toughest gun control laws, to map out strategies to prevent gun-related injuries. While crime declined in the... (

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