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Gun Policy News, 8 September 1999

United States

8 September 1999

Washington Post

Guns seized by Fairfax County police routinely have been traded to private gun dealers in exchange for needed police weapons, a measure that is now being criticized by county leaders because of the risk that guns could end up back on the streets in the hands of criminals. In the last four years, 655 semiautomatic handguns, revolvers, rifles and shotguns have been traded to licensed dealers, according to department records. The practice, which began as a cost-saving... (

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