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Police say they seized 500 illegal guns this year

On the same day President Obama disclosed plans to submit gun control recommendations to Congress early next year, Boston police announced the seizure of 500 illegal guns in the city, and the city’s mayor and police commissioner ­demanded aggressive federal action to curb gun violence and crack down on the illegal trade of firearms.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston and Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City, cochairmen of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, called for Obama to lead reforms to the nation’s gun laws.

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