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One that smuggles firearms and ammunition.

gun′run′ning n.
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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the smuggling of guns and ammunition or other weapons of war into a country
ˈgunˌrunner n
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(ˈgʌnˌrʌn ɪŋ)

the smuggling of weapons into a country.
gun′run`ner, n.
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Noun1.gunrunning - the smuggling of guns and ammunition into a country secretly and illegally
smuggling - secretly importing prohibited goods or goods on which duty is due
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[ˈgʌnˌrʌnɪŋ] Ncontrabando m or tráfico m de armas
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[ˈgʌnˌrʌnɪŋ] ntraffico or contrabbando d'armi
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An incident of gunrunning had also been reported at the airport several months ago.
Driz said suspects are members of a newly identified criminal group engaged in gunrunning and illegal drugs in Davao City and adjacent areas.
A district head, 10 policemen as well as 40 others are currently in court over alleged gunrunning and kidnapping for ransom in Adamawa State, foremost crime fighter, Ali Kwara has disclosed.
Reynaldo Gomez, 34, of Maywood, and Jose Ibarra, 33, of Elmwood Park, each are charged in DuPage with a single count of gunrunning and unlawful sale of firearms, which is punishable by six to 30 years in prison if convicted.
Meanwhile, Jabir Ampuan, 30, a suspected member of a drug and gunrunning syndicate operating in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, was killed in an alleged encounter in Quiapo before dawn yesteday.
Two suspected members of the gunrunning syndicate were killed by police in a shootout in Ermita, Manila early morning Friday.
He said that also as part of the security activities, the PNP will be cracking down on gunrunning syndicates and private armed groups.
By FRED MUKINDAThe rot that has permeated the Kenyan police with officers donning the blue uniform and badge by day only to turn into dangerous criminals at night can be revealed.At least 89 police officers have been arrested over the last six months for offences including murder, robberies, kidnapping, extortion, gunrunning and drug trafficking, among other serious crimes.
Extremists primarily collect money as subscription from sympathizers and criminal activities such as extortion, gunrunning and narcotics trade.
In school, she became friendly with some Middle Eastern Jewish students, became fascinated with Jewish history, and got involved with underground gunrunning. In 1948, just after the founding of the State of Israel, she converted to Judaism and married David Danon, a fellow student and member of the Irgun.
Extremists primarily collect money as subscription from sympathisers and criminal activities like extortion, gunrunning and narcotics trade.
This is all the stranger, in that Tories claim to be patriotic about our nation, to drag its own standards of social justice into the gutter, with the same attitude abroad, of gunrunning to Saudi Arabia and the Yemen, and unsympathetic disregard for the refugee.