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Ashcroft Touts Rise In Federal Gun-Crime Prosecutions

Friday, January 31, 2003

Attorney General John Ashcroft says federal gun prosecutions increased by 32% last year under the Justice Department`s 2-year-old Project Safe Neighborhoods program, and vowed a significant jump in funding to crack down on future gun violence. "Enforcing existing firearms laws while creating innovative, effective methods for community involvement are important factors in deterring and prosecuting violent crime," Mr. Ashcroft said in a statement.

Read Original at: The Washington TImes

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