automatic firearm

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Noun1.automatic firearm - a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is releasedautomatic firearm - a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
autoloader, self-loader - a firearm that reloads itself
automatic pistol, automatic - a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
machine gun - a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)
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There's no possible defense for anyone owning bump stock devices or any other devices that take a semi-automatic firearm and allow it to be used as an automatic firearm, said Heinrich.
And only a handgun may be licensed - not a rifle, not a semi-automatic or automatic firearm that can spew out hundreds of bullets in seconds.
Mostafa, 34, was arrested over charges of murder, attempted murder and possession of an automatic firearm and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) with the aim to attack worship places and disturb public peace and order.
According to the report the shots were fired from an automatic firearm.
At present there are manually operated, semi-automatic and fully automatic firearm weapons of both low and high velocity types.
The cyclic rate of an automatic firearm increases when fired with a suppressor due to backpressure.
The second and most important issue deals with what actually defines a legal semi-automatic firearm verses a prohibited fully automatic firearm.
A19-year-oldcitymanappeared before magistrates in Birmingham on New Year's Day charged with possession of an automatic firearm and ammunition.
Other prohibited firearms include rifles or shotguns with a barrel of less than 18 inches or less than 26 inches overall length; an automatic firearm (even ifaltered to function only in semiautomatic mode); and any firearm outlawed by the legislature by name or listed by name in regulations.
Four men, one with an automatic firearm, robbed the Dena Inn Motel on Pearblossom Road about 8 p.
It was committed in a public street during day time and involved an automatic firearm.
The Court responded to this argument by stating that "an automatic firearm exception to our established reliability analysis would rove too far.

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