automatic fire

(redirected from automatic firearm)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

automatic fire

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′fīr]
(ordnance)
Continuous fire from an automatic gun until the pressure on the trigger is released.
References in periodicals archive ?
We believe the weapon used was an automatic firearm and we are doing a full forensic recovery at the house from bullets lodged in the window frames and from the fascia of the house.
The Automatic Firearms Country Control List (AFCCL), which was designed to restrict the foreign market for Canadian-sourced automatic firearms, is becoming less and less restrictive.
The Kyrgyz border guards opened fire from automatic firearms.
Just over half of Americans (53%) see a national registry of firearm owners as reasonable, while roughly half say the same of outlawing fully automatic firearms (49%).
from Dunbarton writes on Facebook that the best way to reduce gun violence is to get rid of all laws restricting carrying concealed guns and eliminate restrictions on the manufacture and sale of fully automatic firearms.
Following a review of popular semi automatic firearms, and industry safety programs, he said the industry was ready to participate in any constructive dialogue.
His premise that Americans have easy access to automatic firearms and that they are common simply isn't true.
Jordan's Al-Helal News website reported that units from the Royal Desert Forces operating in the northwestern desert area managed to arrest a number of non-Jordanians who were trying to enter Syria illegally, finding automatic firearms in their possession.
In his testimony before the court led by Judge Ahmed Rifaat, the first witness, General Hussein Said Mohammed Moussa, Director of Communications in the Central Security sector, stated that a clear order to arm police units with automatic firearms and live ammunition to defend the Interior Ministry from storming by demonstrators had come directly from the Interior Minister's aide Ahmad Ramzi.
Nothing - if the perpetrator is mad or bad and can get access to weapons, and automatic firearms in particular.
Domestic and foreign manufacturers offer semi-automatic--only variations of assault rifles, submachine guns, and other automatic firearms for civilian sale in the United States.
Automatic firearms have been illegal in the United States since 1934.

Full browser ?