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any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use

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Stephen Paddock, 64, by any observation a 'normal' white male American with no history of mental health issues, used his large cache of assault rifles to kill 58 people attending an outdoor music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a gunman armed with an AR-15 style assault rifle has reignited national debate over gun laws and school safety, including proposals by president Donald Trump and others to designate trained teachers to carry arms.
A spokeswoman said the administration was open to the idea of setting national age limits on sales of assault rifles.
Shkop said that although he does sell around 20 of the AR-15 assault rifles on a monthly basis there has not yet been a "rush of people coming in for the AR's" as of Thursday.
Security cameras in the store showed the suspect selecting and concealing two unloaded Noveske assault rifles valued at $2,500 each in the gun library section of the store, then leaving with the weapons.
Last week, we've seen assault rifles used on police, today they're used on gang members in the Brighton Park community in broad daylight, on a Sunday," he said.
We are making the whole range of IWI weapon systems at the facility here including the Tavor- 21 and Galil assault rifles along with the Negev Light Machine Guns, Galil sniper rifles and the X- 95 close quarter carbine rifles here.
Since it's a planned sale of assault rifles by the US to the Philippines, we do not stand to lose anything except one less gun store to choose from," Lacson said.
The haul included several hundred AK-47 assault rifles, machine guns and anti-tank weapons," the CMF said in a statement.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the AR-15 assault rifle is etched on one side with a Knights Templar Long Cross--a symbol of the Christian Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land from Muslims--and Psalm 144:1 on the other side: "Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
A huge cache of automatic assault rifles, pistols, large amount of ammunition, laptops, cameras, cam-copters and other gadgets were recovered during the extensive operation.
Spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior Mohamed Ali Laroui said the seized arsenal consists of five assault rifles type Kalashnikov, 10 home-made grenades, a large quantity of explosives and ammunition as well as tasers.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Production of new-generation assault rifles will start in Russia this month, the Izvestia newspaper reported Wednesday.
by Pajhwok Monitor on 20 September, 2014 - 13:39 KABUL (Pajhwok): American and ISAF assault rifles and handguns have found their way to illegal arms markets in Pakistan's lawless tribal region, a newspaper reported on Saturday.
The project, curated by Jake Chapman, consists of new works by some of the most celebrated names in contemporary art all of whom are transforming fully decommissioned M16 assault rifles.
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