Shopping for Assault Weapons

The 10-year ban on assault weapons expired in September, after Congress declined to renew the legislation. Now, rifles equipped with features that the government once considered menacing — bayonet lugs and muzzle flash suppressors that conceal the origin of firing — can again be manufactured. NPR's Wade Goodwyn goes shopping for a gun.

Gun enthusiast Shawn Purkey holds a Colt AR-15.

Gun enthusiast Shawn Purkey holds a Colt AR-15. Wade Goodwyn, NPR hide caption

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