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Blame violence on video games? Police in Mexico City want to use them to curb gun violence. A new program launched in an inner-city barrio offers a toy to anyone who turns in a gun. A small gun will get you an Xbox. A machine gun might earn a computer. On day one, police collected 17 guns and say they have plenty of toys left to trade.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Instead of blaming violence on video games, police in Mexico City looked to them to solve the problem. In an attempt to curb gun violence a new program launched yesterday in an inner-city barrio there: Anyone who turns in a gun gets a toy. A small gun will get you an Xbox, a machine gun a computer. On the first day police received 17 guns and say they've still got plenty of toys for trade.

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