Shopping for Assault Weapons The 10-year ban on assault weapons expired in September, after Congress declined to renew the legislation. Now, certain rifles that were illegal to manufacture in the United States can again be made. NPR's Wade Goodwyn goes shopping for a gun.
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Shopping for Assault Weapons

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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.

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