December 16, 2010 12:00 PM

Commentary: There's no need for assault weapons in civilian hands

Like accountants working a cold night in hell, crime scene technicians recorded the number of gunshot holes in Ciara Lee's Liberty City home, scrawling a black numeral where each bullet had penetrated the concrete block wall or blasted through a window. It's the gruesome new numerology of Liberty City and other neighborhoods where teenage gangbangers wield the same weaponry carried by soldiers and insurgents in war-afflicted places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

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