Explainer-What guns were used to attack a Lunar New Year party in California?

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By Jonathan Allen (Reuters) – A 72-year-old man fatally shot 11 people celebrating the Lunar New Year at a ballroom near Los Angeles on Saturday night, according to the county sheriff. Here is what is known so far about the weapons involved and the regulations that govern them: WHAT GUNS WERE USED? The shooter, identified as Huu Can Tran, used a semi-automatic pistol with an “extended large-capacity magazine” attached to it to attack people in the Star Dance Ballroom Studio in Monterey Park, California, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna. This is a type of handgun that fires o…

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