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Councilman wants guns out of the hands of city youth

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -  Jackson City Councilman hopes to take guns out of the hands of young people with a new proposed program. It's called the Gun Buy Back. Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes wants to offer $50 to anyone who turns in a gun to the city of Jackson. He says it will take $10,000 to get the program off the ground and about 200 guns off the street.

"If we can get the guns out, these young people's hands before they kill someone or before the associate with armed robberies. At least we have a start. They only think that can fail in this guy buy back program is if we don't do anything. Everyone realizes we need to do something. This is just a first step," said Councilman Stokes.

Councilman Stokes plans to propose the new measure before the city council at their June 1st meeting.

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