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June 19, 2012
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Carson deputies to start carrying M-16s in cars

The Carson City Sheriff's Office just got some more firepower.

The office recently received 30 military-grade M-16 rifles to include in its patrol cars - which already include shotguns and a beanbag gun - so that deputies can be better prepared if any IHOP-type events occur in Carson City again.

"It's one of those things of 'what has changed since IHOP,'" Sheriff Ken Furlong said, referring to the Sept. 6 incident where Eduardo Sencion opened fire with an automatic assault rifle, killing four people in the restaurant and wounding seven, before fatally shooting himself.

"We realized how inadequately equipped we …

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