New initiatives announced to reduce gun violence in Kingston

After a recent spike in gun crime in the city of Kingston, a number of local elected and law enforcement officials held a press conference today to denounce the violence and announce new programs meant to reduce it. These programs include a gun buyback program that would trade grocery-store gift certificates for guns, extended hours with programming at city schools to give youth a safe place to congregate, and participation in a statewide law-enforcement program that would fund efforts such as hot-spot policing and outreach . . .

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