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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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This is the first time we have succeeded in bringing modern-day gunfighting marksmanship to regular troops.
The book is crammed with pop-cultural references, too: Boy George shows up, as does Yul Brynner's gunfighting robot from Westworld (1973), and Elvis appears in the role of the king.
Much lighter, better balanced, and more accurate than the Dragoon, it quickly became the favorite of those interested in serious gunfighting. Sam Clemens, who arrived in the mining country a decade later, carried a Colt Navy.
''Police, candidates, their supporters and community leaders must guarantee that the fresh election will be held without lawlessness, trouble, threats, gunfighting and killing, for voters to freely elect their choice of leaders,'' he said.
With a passionate commitment to the arts, sports and education, it's no wonder that millions of dollars are dropped annually by tourists in Utah for everything from skiing to ballet, gunfighting to sculpture, biking to quilting, opera to dinosaurs, rodeo to belly dancing.
Jon Hull, Midwest bureau chief for Time magazine, knew all of the cliches about inner-city gunfighting, and he knew most of his readers' eyes probably glazed over when they saw headlines about teen shootings.
Indeed, on the very "miracle day" of the I.F.P.'s announcement, fierce gunfighting continued between Inkatha-supporting hostel dwellers and A.N.C.-supporting self-defense units in the township of Thokoza, outside Johannesburg.
The Place of the Dead Roads (1984) is a time- and space-travel novel moving from contemporary Greenwich Village to the gunfighting West to the planet Venus.
Heavy explosion and gunfire could be heard in the region in the morning, as gunfighting continues, according to TOLOnews.
I do know the first rule of gunfighting is have a gun!
The trigger isn't bad either It's not too light and not too heavy for a pistol designed for gunfighting. I measured a 10-pull average of 6 pounds.
It compared very well in comfort-carry factors, and though it wasn't the most comfortable to shoot in extended sessions, its edge in gunfighting performance was unquestionable.