Alleged school shooter had lethal rifle intended for combat12/14/2012
Adam Lanza, who allegedly shot and killed 26 people at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, reportedly had an exceptionally lethal rifle originally designed for use in combat. Along with two handguns, a .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle was found at the scene. The Bushmaster is a type of semi-automatic weapon that was first used by American troops during the Vietnam War and which can fire up to six bullets a second. According to firearms expert Ronald Scott, a former head of the Massachusetts State Police’s firearms lab, the rifles can be obtained relatively easily by "people with the legal right to buy them," but said the weapons are designed for combat. "There's really no other use for them," Scott said. [Source]
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