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United States

9 March 2009

Gainesville Times (Georgia)

When the 10-year federal ban on assault weapons expired in 2004, sports shooting enthusiast Tyler Cooper bought his first AR-15, a semi-automatic civilian version of the U.S. military's M-4 assault rifle. The 21-year-old Flowery Branch man has since expanded his collection to include an SKS, a Chinese-made rifle similar to the AK-47, complete with 30-round magazine. "I have them for self-protection, but shoot them pretty much for fun and for sport," said Cooper, who... (

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