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Will a gun buyback program remove weapons from Flint’s criminals?

This is the first of a three-part series by Flint Beat exploring each of the city’s elements of their plan to combat gun violence. In each installment of the series, Flint Beat will take an in-depth, expert- and data-driven analysis to see what residents can expect as Flint police carry out their plan.  Flint, MI–Mayor…

Interruption: A fix for Flint’s gun violence

FLINT, Mich. — Nearly 30 years ago, Wanda Pierce lost her son. In a November 2018 interview she sits, teary-eyed, voice trembling, recounting details about her son’s murder as if it happened only yesterday. “He was a good kid,” said Pierce, who later founded and became the president of Families of Murdered Children Support Group,…


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