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Union County gun buy-back (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
Union County gun buy-back (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Gun buyback nets hundreds of firearms

The latest gun buyback program in New Jersey - a one day affair in Union County - resulted in 480 handguns, rifles and automatic weapons being turned in to authorities.

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Study: Taxpayers stuck with big medical bills for gun crime

Gun violence isn't only hurting the victims and their families. According to a new report, the American taxpayer is getting hit hard financially by picking up most of the tab of gunshot-related hospital costs.

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New Jersey tackles ‘huge problem’ of gun trafficking

Gun trafficking is a "huge problem" in New Jersey, according to state law enforcement officials, and it's one they've been throwing plenty of resources at to combat.

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Scene of the accidental fatal shooting of range instructor, Charles Vacca, in northern Arizona.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Scene of the accidental fatal shooting of range instructor, Charles Vacca, in northern Arizona.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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Lawyer says family of NJ girl with Uzi is devastated

PHOENIX (AP) -- An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.

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Shaneen Allen case inspires proposal for discretion in gun cases

A Republican lawmaker says he has introduced a bill that would give discretion to New Jersey judges dealing with out-of-state gun owners.

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A man closes off an entrance to the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in White Hills, Ariz. where range instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher)
A man closes off an entrance to the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in White Hills, Ariz. where range instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Shooting by 9-year-old NJ girl stirs debate over guns and kids

PHOENIX (AP) -- "All right, full auto," the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target. But the recoil wrenches the fully automatic weapon upward, and the instructor is shot in the head and killed.

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Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during his trial for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride in Detroit. He was convicted of second-degree murder. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)
Theodore Wafer testifies in his own defense during his trial for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride in Detroit. He was convicted of second-degree murder. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)
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Detroit-area porch shooter convicted of murder

DETROIT (AP) -- A jury convicted a suburban Detroit homeowner of second-degree murder and manslaughter Thursday in the killing of an unarmed woman on his porch last year, rejecting his claim that he was afraid for his life when he heard the woman pounding on his door in the middle of the night and had acted in self-defense.

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Theodore Wafer is the Detroit area homeowner charged in the shooting death of Renisha McBride. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)
Theodore Wafer is the Detroit area homeowner charged in the shooting death of Renisha McBride. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr.)
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Defendent in ‘porch killing’ says, ‘I wasn’t going to cower’

DETROIT (AP) -- A suburban Detroit man said Monday that he was afraid when an unknown woman showed up on his porch before dawn one morning last year, but that he refused to be a victim in his own home.

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A hospital worker views police activity near the scene of a shooting at a wellness center attached to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., on Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo)
A hospital worker views police activity near the scene of a shooting at a wellness center attached to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., on Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo)
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DA: 2 more guns found at hospital shooter’s home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities have found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.

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Confiscating Guns From the Mentally Ill in NJ [AUDIO]

Guns could be confiscated from the mentally ill in New Jersey under legislation set to be introduced Thursday by State Sen. Dick Codey (D-Livingston).

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