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firearm

a barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged. It includes any prohibited weapon, whether a lethal weapon or not. A certificate must be obtained to buy or possess a firearm. There are rules covering imitation firearms.
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During my visit, Ukiah Gun Shop was heavily promoting a CCW class taught through the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department.
While the NRA did not say when it obtained information about the FBI/Joint Terrorism Task Force flyers sent to gun shops, the phrasing on the press release does suggest they possessed them before the Patriot Act vote: "The flyers first appeared in Connecticut, with a revised version appearing more recently in Utah.
Those regulations -- which governed the opening of gun shops, gun repair workshops and shooting clubs authorized the police to cease arms in case of criminal cases and refer the matter to the Prosecution and Investigation Board.
But one gun shop owner said he had not been told of the changes to the law, despite requests to the government for clarification.
30-30 Marlin bought from a gun shop some minutes before.
Another suspect, Conor Claxton, who confessed that the weapons were intended for possible use against Northern Ireland's police, said the IRA chose South Florida because of its lax gun laws and its abundant gun shops.
2015), four thugs attempted the armed robbery of a women-oriented gun shop called She's A Pistol.
Without dedicated gun shops, our whole way of life is in serious jeopardy.
1 deadline, to the point where gun shops cannot keep them in stock.
The following day Gore's press office had to clean up the mess: "While young adults may buy handguns at gun shows or from friends and unlicensed sellers, they may not legally purchase them from federally licensed gun shops and pawn shops.
In light of political pressure, gun shops can't afford to run the way they "always have" if they want to remain in business.
The fact that proprietors of gun shops are often inclined to be armed while at work was driven home to three teenagers when they attempted to rob Alaskan Guns and Ammo in Fairbanks on February 8.