BOSTON (CBS) — After a 14-year-old boy was accused of accidentally shooting and killing his 9-year-old brother, the city’s mayor is taking aim at getting guns off the street.
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On Sunday, Mayor Marty Walsh discussed his plans for a local gun buyback program along with the need for nation-wide gun reform.
“We’ve done gun buyback programs in the past that have been successful but we’ve got to try something a little different,” Walsh said following a Chinese New Year parade in Boston. “National gun reform is important. Most of these guns are coming from out-of-state states that don’t have tough gun laws. We’re simply asking people to register their guns — that’s it.”
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports