Chicago Illinois, USA<br />
May 2007<br />
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Thousands of guns were turned in Saturday as part a citywide effort to stop the increasing violence in Chicago. Nearly two dozen churches and religious centers opened their doors to collect the weapons no questioned asked. Community leaders and lawmakers joined families of gun violence victims, asking people to turn in weapons in an effort to stop the violence that has claimed so many lives. Organizers set up at 23 locations around the city to receive the firearms. By most measures, the effort was a success more than 6700 guns were collected.

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Too Young To Die
Chicago Illinois, USA
May 2007

Thousands of guns were turned in Saturday as part a citywide effort to stop the increasing violence in Chicago. Nearly two dozen churches and religious centers opened their doors to collect the weapons no questioned asked. Community leaders and lawmakers joined families of gun violence victims, asking people to turn in weapons in an effort to stop the violence that has claimed so many lives. Organizers set up at 23 locations around the city to receive the firearms. By most measures, the effort was a success more than 6700 guns were collected.

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Date 21 Jul 2007
Location: Chicago Illinois USA
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