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United States

16 September 2007

Sun-Sentinel (Florida) / AP

An extraordinarily violent day in South Florida — which began with the shooting of four police officers south of Miami, and ended with the death of the gunman in Pembroke Pines — brought home a disturbing fact of criminal life: More offenders are taking to the streets with high-powered assault weapons. "You can buy an assault rifle for about $200," said Carlos Baixauli, a special agent with the Miami district office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,... (

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