The Orlando nightclub shooter’s use of a legally purchased AR-15-type rifle, which President Barack Obama likened to “weapons of war,” has rekindled the debate about the sale and use of a civilian gun model often associated with the military.
Shooter Omar Mateen had two guns on him Sunday when he opened fire in the Pulse nightclub: a Glock 9 mm handgun and a Sig Sauer MCX .223-caliber rifle, which the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives classified as an AR-type rifle.
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