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automatic weapon

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
A gun that fires, extracts, ejects, and reloads without application of power from an outside source, repeating the cycle as long as the firing mechanism is held in the proper position. Also known as automatic; automatic gun.
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He said that the government also directed the arms license holders to convert their automatic weapons into non-automatic weapons, and apply for new licenses or deposit their automatic weapons along with Rs 50,000 per automatic rifle and Rs 20,000 per automatic pistol/handgun with the government.
He said the government also directed the licence holders to convert their automatic weapons into non-automatic weapons, apply for new licences and deposit their automatic weapons along with Rs50,000 per automatic rifle and Rs20,000 per automatic pistol/handgun with the concerned authorities.
suspend all the licenses of automatic weapons of prohibited
Michael Costello, D-Newburyport, declared his intention to file a bill to ban anyone under 21 from firing an automatic weapon.
A man armed with an automatic weapon sprayed bullets at people in a sandwich shop,killing a Bulgarian woman and three ethnic Albanians.
The citation read: "Private 1st Class Pililaau fired his automatic weapon into the ranks of the assailants, threw all his grenades and, with ammunition exhausted, closed with the foe in hand-to-hand combat, courageously fighting with his trench knife and bare fists until finally overcome and mortally wounded.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Interior issued 90,000 automatic weapon licences.
It supports the MK19 Grenade Machine Gun, 50 Caliber M2 Machine Gun, M249 Semi Automatic Weapon, and M240B Machine Gun.
The boy had a semi- automatic weapon with 13 bullets.
A lethal weapon in an airplane or automatic weapon in a crowded airport or shopping center is a prescription for disaster.
The government also offered an alternative that automatic weapon holders could hand over their arms to the government against a compensation of Rs50,000.
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.

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