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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:53 PM

Newtown Neighbor Launches City’s Largest Gun Buyback

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/12/20/1369531/connecticut-gun-buyback/

The Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut has secured nearly $100,000 for a gun buyback program that will launch on Friday, making it the city’s largest-ever attempt to collect and destroy firearms.

Bridgeport is just under 20 miles from Newtown, Connecticut, where a shooting claimed the lives of 27 people just last week. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said he was launching the buyback to avoid situations like the one in Newtown:

“Following last week’s tragedy, it has become a national priority to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals,” Finch said. “Chief Gaudett and I are encouraging city residents to turn in their guns so they don’t fall into the wrong person’s hands.”

Police said they would offer $200 for a working handgun, and people turning in rifles would get $75.


Bridgeport mayor kicks off largest gun buyback in city's history
http://www.wfsb.com/story/20395129/bridgeport-mayor-kicks-off-largest-gun-buyback-in-citys-history

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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:49 PM

1. Sane people who don't want to be the next Nancy Lanza will turn them in

hell of a way to become famous, being the registered legal owner of the lethal weapon used in the massacre of first graders.

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