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PayPal Funds Research to Tackle Illegal Firearms Trafficking

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In partnership with the Center on Crime and Community Resilience at Northeastern University and the University of Chicago Crime Lab, PayPal will fund the formation of a research collaborative to better understand payment methods that are used to finance illegally-sourced firearms in the United States, and to generate actionable insights and guide efforts to combat illegal firearm distribution. This is part of PayPal’s commitment to reduce and eliminate firearm-related violence. 

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