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United States

1 January 2000

Marie Claire (USA)

It's remarkably easy to get a gun in the U.S. — and a lot of money and energy is devoted to keeping it that way. Web Warfare If you log on to a Web site called Guns America, you can choose from carbines, automatic handguns, even Kalashnikov (AK-47) assault rifles — the preferred war weapon of rebel groups around the world. Never mind that AK-47s have been banned by federal law since 1994; the law applies only to new guns, so you can still get a used gun that... (

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