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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:03 PM

This Is A Bushmaster .223, One Of The Guns The Sandy Hook Shooter Reportedly Had [View all]

The Bushmaster .223 rifle has a tragic legacy that looks to be growing if CNN reports are correct.

The Cable News Network reports that Adam Lanza used three weapons to commit the mass shooting in Connecticut, but the one confirmed assault rifle is a Bushmaster .223.


From CNN:

Three guns were found at the scene, CNN's Susan Candiotti reports. According to a law enforcement source, the third weapon found on the scene was a .223 Bushmaster. The other weapons, previously reported, are a Glock, and a Sig-Sauer. No word on the models of Glock or Sig-Sauer


The Bushmaster was also used in the 2003 Washington, D.C. sniper shootings where 10 people were killed and two people arrested.

That incident resulted in a lawsuit settlement that forced Bushmaster's Windham, Maine facility to close in 2010, but owner Dick Dyke started a new rifle manufacturing company called Windham Weaponry Inc. soon afterward.

http://www.businessinsider.com/cnn-the-connecticut-shooter-used-a-bushmaster-rifle-like-the-dc-snipers-2012-12

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