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THE STING

New York has devised an ingenious approach to stopping the flow of guns into the city. Could it work for Boston?

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presents video clips from the city's sting operation against 15 out-of-state gun dealers in May.
By Timothy D. Lytton
August 27, 2006

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For more than a decade, Mayor Thomas M. Menino has been a national leader in finding creative new ways to reduce urban gun violence. His pioneering efforts -- including Operation Ceasefire and the Boston Gun Project -- produced a decline in gun violence rates in the late 1990s so dramatic it became known as the ``Boston miracle." But recently, the ... (Full article: 1581 words)

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