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Congressional Research Service report: Under 2 percent of gun crimes involve "assault weapons"

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Despite their overwhelming popularity, assault weapons like the rifle used by the Sandy Hook Elementary killer are very rarely used in crimes, according to a comprehensive Congressional Research Service report on guns and gun control legislation.

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