Rifles in deadly shooting legal in state with strict laws

San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials conduct the investigation on Thursday Dec. 3, 2015, at the scene of the shoot out between law enforcement officers and suspects in a mass shooting on Orange Show Drive in San Bernardino, Calif. A heavily armed husband and wife dressed for battle opened fire on a holiday banquet for his co-workers Wednesday, killing multiple people and seriously wounding others in a precision assault, authorities said. Hours later, they died in a shootout with police. (James Quigg/Daily Press via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The military-style rifles used in the deadly California shootings were legally purchased, the U.S. government said Thursday.

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