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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 gunfight continued for some time during which a top militant commander of Hizbul Mujahideen was also killed, according to police.
To survive the typical law enforcement gunfight, the officer must not only have a ready weapon, but also a draw stroke that allows him or her to present the weapon and deliver accurate rounds.
I've talked to guys who survived shooting weak-hand who would have been killed otherwise because their strong hand was out of commission, and can't help but notice that in some 40 years of NYPD gunfights, 38 percent or more have been 1-handed shooting events.
He kept the integrity of the characters from years past and ensured the authenticity of the gunfight action with our new breed of wild west pistoleers.
The robber, Geoffrey Webb, threatened Soustek, and so Soustek grabbed his own pistol, kicking off a gunfight.
Ervin Bach, who was cutting a customer's hair at Fantastic Sam's on Long Beach Boulevard when the gunfight erupted, said he saw the shooter fire at the officers without warning.
An interpreter working for a TV reporter who was killed while covering the Iraq war is thought to have died in the same gunfight, it emerged yesterday.
UGANDA: Members of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda kidnapped 41 boys from a minor seminary May 11 after a gunfight with members of the Ugandan military.
In a gunfight between the two boats, a crewman on board Heather Anne was shot in the stomach.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Air raids and a gunfight left at least 21 militants dead in Pakistan's volatile Northwestern tribal areas.
AN ARMY jawan was killed in a gunfight between militants and troopers in Kashmir's Tangdhar area of frontier Kupwara, around 230 km northwest of Srinagar.
Peshawar: At least eight paramilitary soldiers were killed in a gunfight with militants in Pakistan's restive northwest early Friday, while a policeman died when a hidden bomb exploded in a city centre.