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Pine Tree Watchdog reports on nationwide rifle subsidies

Posted By eselgroth

(The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is a two-year-old investigative news startup based in Hallowell, Maine.  The Center recently looked into how some states have been involved in the funding of assault rifle manufacturing.  Here is the Center’s report)

By: JOHN CHRISTIE, NAOMI SCHALIT, THERESA SULIVAN BARGER AND NATHANIEL HERZ

January 2, 2013–Taxpayers across the country are subsidizing the manufacturers of assault rifles used in multiple mass killings, including the massacre of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. last month.

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

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