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Don't expect state leaders to push a gun buyback program as a way to get firearms off the streets as gun control discussions continue. 

The New York Post says state officials likely could not afford such a program, which would likely cost New York at least $1 billion. Governor Cuomo recently suggested that confiscation of military-style weapons could be an option, but has conceded that the owners of such weapons would have to be properly compensated financially.

Nearly1,400 weapons were turned in during a gun buyback program in Los Angeles yesterday. The city normally holds its buyback program in May, but Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa decided to do it again in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.

 

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