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Uruguayan Government Gives Out Bikes in Exchange For Guns

Screen shot 2013-02-07 at 9.46.32 PMVia Treehugger: Uruguay, under the current administration, has garnered a reputation for its “thinking outside the box” approach to leadership, and it’s gotten results. Now, in an quirky effort to reduce the number of firearms in circulation, the government is again trying something new, offering citizens to turn in their unregistered guns in exchange for something infinitely more amusing — a shiny new bike.

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