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EPA Police Acquire Dozens of Guns

Residents relinquished control of the firearms.

The East Palo Alto Police Department bought 74 firearms from local residents Saturday as part of the department's fourth annual gun buy-back program, a police sergeant said.

Police launched the program in 2009 following an incident in which a 12-year-old accidentally shot a toddler with a rifle found in a garage, police said.

Dozens of local residents turned in firearms to police between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, swapping their guns for cash.

--Bay City News

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