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automatic rifle

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′rīf·əl]
(ordnance)
A rifle capable of operating as an automatic weapon.
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The Marine Corps' M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (JAR) is not a machine gun and does not "replace" the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) at all.
A large weapons cache consisting of a Chinese recoilless rifle with 25 rounds of ammunition, multiple rocket-propelled grenade launchers and rounds, 20 mortar rounds and automatic rifles were seized during a search of the compound.
Armed Islamic militants attempted to storm the US Embassy in Damascus yesterday in a bold attack using automatic rifles, hand grenades and at least one van rigged with explosives.
The system uses disabled M16 automatic rifles and Beretta pistols that fire laser beams instead of live rounds.
The robbery was carried out by six to eight men armed with automatic rifles.
Riello then created "Ladies Weapons," 1998-2003, a series of what appear to be light arms, automatic rifles, pistols, and hand grenades--in loud colors, sheathed in fur or covered in diamonds, almost as if they were accessories for a formal dinner, just a bit vulgar.
The arrests followed a seven-hour operation after a member of the public saw two men walking down Woodside Grove, Tantobie, County Durham, carrying what appeared to be automatic rifles.
While Saddam Hussein was a corrupt thug capable of inflicting creative tortures on those who provoked his malevolent attention, he permitted his subjects to own weapons, including fully automatic rifles and grenades.
Palestinian gunmen fired automatic rifles and threw grenades as well.
Earlier this month,Merseyside officers discovered two AK47 automatic rifles in a stop and search.
Without warning, the gang opened fire on the soldiers with automatic rifles.
In this atmosphere of humiliation made aggressive by need, it is not difficult to see how the young can be attracted by fundamentalism, and why there are three policemen with automatic rifles dozing outside McDonald's.

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