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By and large, American cities are far safer today than they were decades ago. But problems persist. In the first part of our weeklong series on urban crime, WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas surveys the landscape in Albany.

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Shaken by yet another round of gun crime in Albany, elected officials, community leaders and private citizens gathered together for a downtown brainstorming session Tuesday.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Get gift cards for guns now through Christmas.

The popular initiative to get more guns off the streets returns for another holiday season: Drop off any working handgun that is not on a permit at Victory Christian Church at 118 Quail Street and you 'll receive a One Hundred and Fifty Dollar Crossgates Gift Card, no questions asked. Proponents say it's a great way to make the city a little safer while pocketing a little extra cash for Christmas.

Gun Buyback Program Yields More Than 300 Firearms

Mar 21, 2013
Office of the Orange County Executive

In New York, Orange County officials say more than 300 unwanted or illegal weapons were turned in during a recent gun buyback program.

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A gun buyback program in western Massachusetts has received a boost from some people who are almost daily witnesses to the problem of gun violence.  

Trauma surgeons, other doctors, and staff at Baystate Medical Center, as well as the hospital itself are helping to fund  the gun buyback program that will be held March 2nd at the Springfield Police Dept Headquarters. Dr. Ronald Gross, the chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the hospital spearheaded the effort that resulted in a contribution of $2,450 to buyback guns.