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Buffalo toy gun exchanges aim to curb gun violence

A group called Buffalo F.A.T.H.E.R.S is organizing events on Tuesday and Friday this week.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In an effort to curb gun violence, a group called Buffalo F.A.T.H.E.R.S  is organizing two toy gun exchanges this week.

Here's how it works: Children can exchange their toy guns for other, non-violent items such as sports balls. The goal is to teach children in Buffalo that even toy guns could pave a path to violence as they grow up.

The first toy gun exchange was held Tuesday at the Masten Boys and Girls Club at 397 Northland Avenue.

The second exchange will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Delavan Grider Community Center at 877 East Delavan Avenue.

Community leaders, police officers, and public officials were expected to be in attendance at both events.


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