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    Postak Update on D.C.?s "Voluntary" Gun Search Program

    On March 14, we reported on Washington, D.C.?s so-called ?Safe Homes Initiative?--an ill-advised proposal aimed at reducing the District?s high rate of gun crime. Under the controversial plan, officers would show up at a residence and ask parents and guardians to allow ?voluntary? searches of their homes and childrens? (or other relatives?) bedrooms, to look for firearms. These searches would be done without notice or warrants.

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    Last November, we reported on a similar program being considered in Boston. That program was also delayed several times due to public resistance and outcry, but is now operational. The Boston program has yet to receive its first call to search a home.
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