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Posted: Saturday, January 5, 2013 5:00 pm

It has been said that some Americans who are calling for a ban on assault rifles don’t know what they are. That’s probably true. Most of us know that assault rifles have tremendous firepower and originally were designed for the military. It has been a weapon used in mass killings by deranged individuals.

What about the Bushmaster, the weapon used in the Sandy Hook school killings. We learned a bit more about it after reading an editorial in The Wall Street Journal. It’s a semiautomatic, military-style assault rifle made by the Bushmaster company. It’s a popular weapon in the gun culture.

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