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Colorado Shooter Purchased Guns Legally Including AR15 Semi-Automatic Assault Weapon

Someone please explain to me the justification for not banning semi-automatic assault weapons:

NBC’s Pete Williams reports that the alleged Colorado gunman James Holmes purchased his guns legally within the last few months. According to Williams, Holmes bought them at Bass Pro Shops and Gander Mountain Guns.

More on the weapons:

James Holmes used 3 different kinds of guns during his assault on a Colorado movie theater … including a high power assault rifle. The Aurora PD says Holmes was in possession of an AR-15, a Remington 870 shotgun and a 40 caliber glock handgun when he was arrested this morning.

Cops say they found another 40 caliber glock in the shooter’s car, located right outside the movie theater. An AR-15 is a semi-automatic weapon … capable of firing off hundreds of rounds per minute. Below is a video of someone demonstrating the firing power of the AR-15 — a civilian version of the M-16 assault rifle.

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