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3 March 2007

New York Times, Editorial

A famous hunter and outdoorsman recently voiced misgivings about people who use assault rifles to kill prairie dogs. Everyone knows what a prairie dog is: a chubby North American rodent that lives in a communal burrow and grows to be about a foot long. "Assault rifle" is a much touchier term. It is generally understood to be the kind of gun that soldiers use in wars and terrorists use on the evening news. But the gun lobby despises "assault rifle," considering it a... (GunPolicy.org)

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