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Assorted hand guns turned in during a gun buyback event at the Bridgeport Police Department's Community Services Division in Bridgeport

Assorted hand guns turned in during a gun buyback event are seen at the Bridgeport Police Department's Community Services Division in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/ Michelle McLoughlin (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)

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