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City officials hope ‘guns into jewelry’ campaign will curb gun violence in Syracuse; See photos of the jewelry

The city of Syracuse and the company Liberty United launched a campaign that officials hope will help combat gun violence in the city.<br /><img src="http://www.9wsyr.com/images/common/camera.jpg" /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.9wsyr.com/Photo.aspx?slideshow=327c2c1c-a937-46eb-a455-ed4edfad7b77&photo=04c93c9b-af99-4b7e-9836-5c4ce0ad4caf">Photos of jewelry made from guns &amp; bullets</a>
Photos of jewelry made from guns & bullets

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The city of Syracuse and the company Liberty United launched a campaign that officials hope will help combat gun violence in the city.

The program repurposes seized guns and bullets, transforming them into jewelry.

Each piece is marked with the serial number of the gun that has been taken off the street and 25 percent of the sales from the jewelry goes to campaigns to reduce gun violence.

Syracuse is one of three cities that have signed with Liberty United. Newburgh and Philadelphia have also partnered with the company.

Entrepreneur Peter Thum founded the company Liberty United, along with his wife, actress Cara Buono.

Thum is the co-founder of Fonderie 47 in Africa, which creates jewelry from seized AK-47s.

For more information on the company and its products, visit Liberty United's website.

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