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US traces, tells of Whitey Bulger’s arsenal on the run

James “Whitey” Bulger bought at least 15 handguns and a 12-gauge shotgun while he was on the run as one of America’s most wanted fugitives, according to firearms tracing reports filed in federal court in ­Boston.

The reports filed Thursday indicate that Bulger may have shopped at gun shows in Nevada and Utah, buying weapons from private sellers who are not required to conduct background checks or even ask for identification.

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