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St. Louis pastor proposes toy gun buy-back program to curb violence

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A pastor in St. Louis is proposing a toy gun buy-back program to get guns out of homes and curb violence. According to a report on Fox2now.com, the pastor says the buy-back could end "our culture of violence."

"I don't know why people would ever think that it is okay to let kids play with things like that," said Pastor Rodney Francis.

The report says 108 people were shot to death in St. Louis in 2012. The police chief says people need "to do something to keep guns away from criminals."


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