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But among those taken from the residence were various shotguns, an AK-47, a Ruger rifle, a .22 caliber Marlin rifle and a 9mm carbine, authorities said.
Authorities say Cruz, who was expelled from Stoneman Douglas last year for disciplinary reasons, walked into his former school with an AR-15 military-style carbine and opened fire.
Originally designed for troops to kill enemy fighters, the weapon became the military’s M16 and the shorter M4 carbine.
Plus, using a new rifle in the larger 7.62-millimeter caliber would be heavier, require heavier ammunition, and hold less ammunition than a M4 carbine—three less-than-desirable attributes for infantrymen.
The same holds true with the Colt M4 carbine rifle that was fired, which is a gun used in military combat operations all around the world.
The Army's program to replace the M4 carbine with a larger, harder-hitting rifle is dead, canceled after just under two months.
So the military service chiefs have to create some distance between their institutions and the idiots in Charlottesville carrying semi-automatic carbines and wearing body armor, playing soldier.
One client was James Johnson, who brought an M-1 carbine to his job at Chrysler's Eldon Avenue Gear and Axle plant and shot and killed two foremen and a fellow worker.
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Origin and Etymology of carbine
First Known Use: 1592See Words from the same year
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Definition of carbine for English Language Learners
: a short, light rifle
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