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gun

noun armament, arms, carbine, firearm, lethal inntrument, munition, piece, pistol, repeater, revolver, rifle, shotgun, tormentum, weapon
Associated concepts: concealed weapon, deadly weapon
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Since the blackout of August 2003, investors have taken greater notice of the alternative energy industry, but some analysts believe that a lot of the action in these stocks is speculative and that investors may be jumping the gun.
We were involved in creating the regulations in 1999, tackling the lead in fishing weights in the 1980s and we've been doing autopsies on birds to look at the effects of lead since the 1950s, so it's hardly jumping the gun," he said.
Alan Savage's question about why people say jumping the gun has got you talking.
But politicians are jumping the gun by seeking an $11 million state loan to build a hangar complex and terminal in Mojave to serve Virgin Galactic and its profit-making business.
Powell was disqualified from the 2003 World Championships in Paris after jumping the gun but he said: "I've never twitched deliberately to put anybody off and it should go back to the way it was.