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BOSTON - (06/28/06) – As many as 400 street-toughs togun collectors traded in their firearms at their local policestation over the past month for a $200 gift card to Targets underthe Boston Police’s gun buyback program, aimed at curbingstreet violence. Boston CU stepped in with a $5,000 donation as theprogram was running out of money. The Mark Wahlberg YouthFoundation also kicked in $10,000. Among the guns handed in so farare: Ruger .22 calibr rassault rifle; a Civil War replicablack-powder revolver; and a Walter PPK, the preferred gun forJames Bond. Most of the guns were handed in by young men, but agrandmother turned in two pieces she found in her grandson’sroom.

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