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When a Gun Maker Proposed Gun Control

NEW YORK TIMES February 9, 2018 – When Devin Patrick Kelley took a Ruger AR-556 semiautomatic assault rifle to the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., last November, he brought 15 high-capacity magazines that each contained 30 bullets. How many did he empty? “All of them,” a Texas law enforcement official said at a news conference in the days after the massacre. If William B. Ruger Sr., the co-founder of the gun maker Sturm, Ruger & Company, had had his way, Mr. Kelley’s firepower might have been much diminished.  [full article]

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