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United States

24 October 2002


WASHINGTON — The Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle seized by sniper-hunting police on Thursday had been sold to a distributor in Washington state in June and probably cost $700 to $800, the gun's manufacturer said. Richard Dyke, chairman of Bushmaster Firearms, Inc., said the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had faxed a serial number to his company early on Thursday morning to trace the weapon. "We looked at our records," he said in a... (

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