CBS News took a broad look at the practices of local police and sheriffs' offices that sold their used weapons to dealers who then resold them to the public and to criminals. Using computer-assisted reporting techniques to evaluate public records of weapons sales, reporter Vince Gonzales documents how the sale of handguns, machine guns and rocket launchers contributes to dangerous crimes. This series of eight reports on the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" led to reforms in several cities.

The Silver Baton was accepted by reporter Vince Gonzales.

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The 2001 duPont-Columbia award winners

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