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A long-stalled proposal to limit purchases of firearms at one per month is on target to move this week, following a month of gun-fueled mayhem on Hub streets.

The measure, filed by Gov. Deval Patrick nearly two years ago, could go before the House by week’s end. Public Safety Secretary Mary Beth Heffernan said capping firearm sales will make Boston safer.

“Taking guns off the street will save lives,” Heffernan said.

Heffernan said straw purchasers – people without criminal records who buy guns for others – can now buy an unlimited number of weapons for people with criminal records. But that will change if Patrick’s bill passes.

“We’re trying to prevent straw purchases,” Heffernan said. “That will get guns off the street and reduce violence in the streets of Boston and other cities.”

Source: Edward Mason for Boston Herald.

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