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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One of the men, still holding a replica automatic firearm, hands the couple a big bunch of flowers as she says yes, while the men start clapping.
According to Larnaca police, a revolver,10 cartridges of an unknown diameter, 15 full cartridges for an automatic firearm, and eight magazines for various firearms were found on Thursday in a home in Larnaca.
Officers discovered a black automatic firearm used in the hold-up and a cache of ammunition in his flat.
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.
At present there are manually operated, semi-automatic and fully automatic firearm weapons of both low and high velocity types.6-8
The second and most important issue deals with what actually defines a legal semi-automatic firearm verses a prohibited fully automatic firearm. Semiautomatic firearms based on or resembling prohibited fully automatic firearms must be built a certain way to be legal.
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.
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.
per capita income, a handgun would fetch $4,800, a semi-automatic $9,500 and a fully automatic firearm $19,000.
The drugs were found in a shipping container at the Pano Polemidhia community football ground along with an automatic firearm, two magazines, 41 rounds, explosives, two detonators, and e1/44,543 in cash.
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.

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