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New York A Leading Provider Of Subsidies To Assault Weapons Makers

01/02/2013 02:53 pm 14:53:56 | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Taxpayers in New York and across the country are subsidizing the manufacturers of assault rifles used in multiple mass killings, including the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last month and the Christmas Eve shootings of firefighters in Webster, NY.

A Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting examination of public records shows that five companies that make semi-automatic rifles have received more than $19 million in tax breaks and other subsidies, most within with the past five years.

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