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United States

27 October 2002

Sun-Sentinel (Florida)

WASHINGTON — The sniper attacks in the region surrounding Capitol Hill have energized attempts to expand the federal ban on assault weapons to prohibit semi-automatic rifles of the kind used to kill 10 people and wound three. The arrests of two suspects in the case brought palpable relief to an agonized community. But seizure of a Bushmaster XM-15, which police suspect was used in at least 11 shootings, only intensified debate about the legal availability of such... (

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