firearm


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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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The media's coverage of gun-related issues also affected responses to routinely assessing for firearms and counseling on firearm safety.
In states that have both strong firearm legislation and child access prevention laws, families who own firearms are more likely to store their guns safely, according to a study in the June issue of APHA's American Journal of Public Health.
In this program NSSF helps ATF to better educate America's firearms retailers on how to detect would-be straw purchasers and to raise public awareness that it is a serious crime to buy a firearm for a prohibited person.
The grant award is a strong endorsement of the effectiveness of programs like Project ChildSafe, which since 1999 has distributed more than 37 million free firearm safety kits across the country and in five U.
This legislation is the first reform flowing from our ongoing review of Tasmania s firearm legislation.
Proper storage is the number one way to help prevent firearm accidents in the home; it has an instant effect in making homes and communities safer, and saves lives.
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Further, they may prove appropriate for general issue if a department desires only one firearm because officers more readily can carry compact weapons for off- and on-duty use.
2006) Australia's 1996 gun law reforms: faster falls in firearm deaths, firearm suicides, and a decade without mass shootings.
Refinement and use of firearm security and safety technologies that minimize unauthorized access to firearms, especially through theft, including support for efforts that limit young children and teenagers from gaining access to firearms without proper adult supervision;
A quarter of all American adults and 40% of all American households posses at least one firearm.
Orlando criminal defense lawyer Jon Gutmacher originally published Florida Firearms in 1993; 16 years and 115,000 copies later, the "bible on Florida firearm and weapon laws" has been revised and redistributed with updates.