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United States

18 April 2002

Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO — John Burtt of Riverside sounds like a regular, level-headed guy, even if his hobby may seem strange to many: He likes to go out into the desert and target shoot with a .50-caliber sniper rifle capable of taking out a concrete bunker, armored personnel carrier or hovering helicopter. That's a 5-foot rifle weighing 30 pounds that sits on a tripod and fires 5.5-inch BMG bullets. BMG means Browning Machine Gun, a round much more powerful than an ordinary... (

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