automatic weapon

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Noun1.automatic weapon - a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is releasedautomatic weapon - 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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A lethal weapon in an airplane or automatic weapon in a crowded airport or shopping center is a prescription for disaster.
A man armed with an automatic weapon sprayed bullets at people in a sandwich shop,killing a Bulgarian woman and three ethnic Albanians.
It supports the MK19 Grenade Machine Gun, 50 Caliber M2 Machine Gun, M249 Semi Automatic Weapon, and M240B Machine Gun.
This equipment includes the Anti-Personnel/Obstacle Breaching System, M240G Medium Machine Gun, M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon, Light Vehicle Obscuration Smoke System, Automatic Chemical Agent Detection Alarm, AN/VDR-2 Nuclear Detection System, Multipurpose Cart, etc.
22 automatic weapon at a school prayer service in Paducah, Kentucky.
The equipment includes: M-16A2/M4 rifle kits, M24 sniper rifle kits, M240 medium machine gun kits, M249 squad automatic weapon kits, M2 heavy machine gun kits, automatic small arms alignment fixtures, controller/training devices, and tube-launched optically tracked wire-guided (TOW) weapons.
Assuming the ritual half-crouching position, he duly points his automatic weapon in various directions, although there is no one around, not even a shrub.
Recently, Gold said, a fully automatic weapon was found in the home of a teenage SRS Norinco tagging crew member, who had been placed on probation.
50 caliber Barrett sniper rifle, the silenced MP5 submachine gun and the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW).
Although several bills setting minimum age limits for kids to handle automatic weapons did not gain traction in state legislatures last session, the Vacca kids are encouraged that Connecticut now makes it illegal to give a child under the age of 16 an automatic weapon.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Security forces captured a man who had an automatic weapon and a bomb on himself in front of ystanbul Dolmabahce Palace on Thursday.
Sturgess' goal was to accumulate as comprehensive a collection as possible exhibiting the variations and evolution of the automatic weapon.

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