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    The AR-15 was specifically banned in the law, along with several other weapons, whether or not they fit the other (mostly stupid) criteria.

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 10:35:58 AM PST

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      Colt made some changes to the AR-15 and called it the Match Target Rifle. The MT6400 is often referred to as an AR-15 but was produced to specifically be legal under the ban. The ban called out Colt brand AR-15s and identical firearms. Of course, a pre-ban AR-15 would also have remained in circulation under the expired ban.

      The exact model of Bushmaster AR-15 used has not been released to my knowledge. If the AR-15 used had none of the features of an assault weapon under the ban (as has been reported) then I strongly suspect it was one built to comply with the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban.

      A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. Franklin D. Roosevelt

      by notrouble on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 12:20:02 PM PST

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