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Patrick seeks to toughen gun laws

Would slow sales, hold suspects without bail

From front, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Secretary of Public Safety Kevin M. Burke, Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley in Boston yesterday. From front, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Secretary of Public Safety Kevin M. Burke, Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley in Boston yesterday. (Globe Staff Photo / George Rizer)
By John R. Ellement
Globe Staff / May 7, 2009

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Backed by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, the Patrick administration asked lawmakers yesterday to allow prosecutors to hold suspects in gun cases without bail and to bar gun owners from buying more than one firearm within 30 days or face 2 1/2 years in prison. (Full article: 635 words)

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