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United States

30 January 2003


PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft on Thursday credited the Bush administration's program for cracking down on gun violence with helping to lower murder and violent-crime rates in communities across the country. Speaking to 1,300 federal, state and local law enforcement officials at a Justice Department conference in Philadelphia, Ashcroft said the program called Project Safe Neighborhoods spawned a 32 percent jump in federal gun prosecutions last... (

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