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Guns / Baltimore Bounty #478502

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 26, 1974
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(Studio) 24,000 per year killed by guns in US. 100 died from guns this year in Baltimore. Bounty offered by police for guns.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Baltimore, Maryland) Police offer $50 for every gun turned in and $100 for information leading to seizure of illegal firearm. Police feel killings could be cut down if availability of weapons cut. More than 1000 turned in. [MAN - says could have gotten 10 years for weapon. Needs money.] [2nd MAN - says brought them in for money.] [3rd MAN - says didn't have use for them. Wouldn't have brought them in if no money offered.] Police paid $40,000 so far. Have $60,000 in reserve; can get more if needed.
REPORTER: Angela Owens

Chancellor, John;
Owens, Angela

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