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self-loading

[′self ¦lōd·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
The capability of a powered industrial truck to pick up, transport, and deposit its load by using components that are part of its standard equipment, for example, a forklift.
(ordnance)
Pertaining to a firearm or gun that utilizes either the explosive gases or recoil to extract the empty case and to chamber the next round; self-loading firearms or guns include both semiautomatic and full-automatic types.
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Agnos and his friends by implying that every law-abiding citizen who happens to own a semi-automatic firearm is actually some kind of a nut just dying for a chance to re-enact Guadalcanal in his driveway.
Rod's comments about feeling safe in a shopping centre with his children because there are no semi-automatic firearms available to law abiding firearm owners is astounding.
There will also be a ban on the ownership of semi-automatic firearms which is not like automatic weapons, which merely allow a user to fire one bullet at a time more easily than having to cock the hammer on a firearm each time.
And we'd seen some pretty astounding charges there, including: ATF management allowed potentially hundreds of semi-automatic firearms to be "walked" across the Mexican border in order to pad statistics used to further budget and power objectives.
17 HMR semi-automatic firearms were introduced by various firearm manufacturers.
If they seize power, the ineffective and inefficient federal long gun registry will remain in the least, but individuals will likely lose the ability to own all semi-automatic firearms, including your cherished semi-automatic duck gun and probably many kinds of hunting rifles.
Palin emboldens NRAPolitical IntelligenceThe Boston GlobeBy Foon Rhee It appears that the NRA is using the positive response to Sarah Palin's moose hunting gun toting popularity to seek support from its members by claiming that Barack Obama has allegedly supported bans on handguns and semi-automatic firearms, shotguns and rifles commonly used by hunters and sportsmen across America.
Oregon does allow hunters to use semi-automatic firearms, as long as they have a magazine capacity no greater than five cartridges.
There is no doubt that anti-gunners in Congress will continue to push for a ban on some if not all semi-automatic firearms.
Semi-automatic firearms, which include rifles, shotguns and handguns, can be legally purchased, for the most part; however, some of these weapons, which resemble fully automatic weapons, unfortunately have been banned.
have introduced a bill to prohibit the sale of bump stock devices and other mechanisms which enable semi-automatic firearms to effectively operate as fully automatic weapons.
Dick's apparently never sold bump stocks for semi-automatic firearms and affirmed that it never would in the future in the statement.

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