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United States

28 June 2005

Flint Journal (Michigan)

FLINT — Assault rifles favored by Iraqi insurgents are finding their way onto Flint streets in alarming numbers. A spate of shootings using such 7.62 mm assault rifles as AK-47s has police worried about high-powered weapons better suited for war zones. Why so much worry? A 7.62mm round can cut straight through a bullet-resistant vest. "That powerful of a weapon is a concern for the safety of officers and the public," said Deputy Flint Police Chief Gary Hagler. On... (

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