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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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It is yet to be ascertained as to what was the possible cause for the gunfight.
March 26: Two Hizbul-Mujahideen militants Shahbaz Ahmed Wani alias Rayees alias Kachoor of Belo village in Rajpora, Pulwama and Farooq Ahmed Hura of Nazneenpora village in Shopian were killed in a brief gunfight in Padgampora village in Awantipora area in south Kashmir's Pulwama district leading to protests and clashes.
He said, "As the civilian protesters neared the gunfight site, the government forces fired live bullets, pellets and teargas shells.
He added that there was a gunfight in the building and "as a result of a gunfight a police officer and Pavel Manukyan and his son Aram both members of the armed group were wounded.
A police official said the militants were killed after a fivehour- long gunfight.
SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir -- Two militants were killed in separate gunfights with Indian troops in restive Indian controlled Kashmir, police said Wednesday.
Similar public protests erupted during the three-day long gunfight at Pampore last week.
The police chief of Andarab, Colonel Gulistan Qasani, said hostility between the two groups involved in the gunfight had been simmering for many years.
ROME Sun Feb 9, 2014 (Reuters) - Italian police recaptured a suspected mafia mobster on Sunday after he escaped from police custody in a gunfight in which his brother was killed.
Egypt's state news agency says a gunfight between two families in a Cairo market has left 15 people dead, including 13 who were burned to death.
Four Indian army troopers and one militant were killed yesterday in a fierce gunfight in south Kashmir Pulwama district.