An off-duty sheriff's deputy used a police-style AR-15 rifle to kill six people at an early-morning party in a small Wisconsin town, officials said Monday.By the way, I have no idea what distinguishes a "police-style" AR-15 rifle from other AR-15's.
UPDATE: I notice that the South Florida Sun-Sentinel seems to have removed the op-ed piece that refers to "patrol rifles" from the archive, despite their usual practice being to keep articles freely available for thirty days (the article in question appeared on Sept. 22). Didn't like the attention, you suppose? But, for those who would like to see the article, all is not lost--for the moment it's available in Google's cache. If that goes (I'm not sure if it's kept around forever), I did a screen capture:
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I should mention that I sent the editorial board an email asking this question (and also why the original editorial was removed from the website so quickly). I have a hunch that if my email is the only one they get, it will be ignored--perhaps some folks will join me in this inquiry. Click on the title of this blog post for contact information.