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By Pat Cunningham
Dec. 29, 2012 5:15 p.m.





An editorial in The New York Times TARGETS (so to speak) a marketing campaign by Bushmaster, a manufacturer of military-style assault rifles:

The guns, some of which come in camouflage and desert khaki, bristle with features useful only to an infantry soldier or a special-forces operative. A flash suppressor on the end of a barrel makes it possible to shoot at night without a blinding flare. Quick-change magazines let troops reload easily. Barrel shrouds allow precise control without fear of burns from a muzzle that grows hot after multiple rounds are fired. But now anyone can own these guns, and ...

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