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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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LAHORE -- Surprise checks at gun shops across Punjab have resulted in several cases being registered against unscrupulous dealers, but the police still managed to botch the raids as some dealers got wind of the raids.
Most gun shops had men behind the counter who wanted little to do with the female customer, and it showed.
Du Quoin is a great place to live, and residents here have supported the gun shop since day one.
"But the gun shop is open as normal and I would just like to thank all of the customers that have offered to help."
According to Palumbo, he said he was told that there had been a plan to raid the gun shop with the SWAT Team, but the lead investigator felt it would be best to go in peacefully.
Gun shop owner Jeff Serdy, of Apache Junction, Arizona, said: "I am selling a ton of ammunition.
But last weekend's spike in business was unprecedented, gun shop owners in California, Connecticut and North Carolina told HuffPost.
The gun shop owner, who lived in the rear of the store, later told investigators that when he heard the loud crash and his alarms blaring, he ran to the front of the store and witnessed three men loading guns into their vehicle.
With no limit on how many weapons one citizen can own there was no suspicion raised in Raleigh, North Carolina when in the first half of 2010 Greenoe trawled gun shops in the town where he was brought up and his mum still lived.
A GUN shop where killer Derrick Bird bought his bullets was open again for business yesterday.
According to recent Interior Ministry rules, prospective gun shop owners should be at least 25 years old with no criminal records and in possession of a bank guarantee of SR500,000.
It amazes me still that the owner of a gun shop carrying hundreds of thousands of dollars in inventory would allow some cretin to insult or simply ignore a potential customer in an industry that is so very dependant upon word of mouth, and is such a tight social fraternity.