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Dominican Officials Destroy 2,000 Seized Guns

Some 2000 seized firearms await to be destroyed in Santo Domingo, on July 28, 2014. (Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images)
Some 2000 seized firearms await to be destroyed in Santo Domingo, on July 28, 2014. (Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic—Authorities destroyed roughly 2,000 firearms Monday and plan to use the mangled metal to build a monument promoting peace. The Dominican Republic’s...




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