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small arm

[′smȯl ′ärm]
(ordnance)
A gun of small character; includes such hand and shoulder weapons as pistols, carbines, rifles, and shotguns.
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Then they came all close in a ring, and fired a volley of their small arms, which indeed we heard, and the echoes made the woods ring.
These prescribed gaging intervals are, as stated, the minimum required to assure the safety, operability, and reliability of Army small arms. Any small arm may be inspected/gaged on a more frequent basis.
Multilateral agreements to reduce and pre vent illicit transfers of firearms and small arms contain inclusive definitions in recognition of the inherent danger posed by all illicit arms.
The global spread and misuse of small arms is one of the most alarming and growing security issues of the post-Cold War era.
62% of the submarines surveyed are not fully accomplishing the daily MRC associated with the "Ammunition Far Side" sign for the small arms locker.
Summary: New York, June 14, 2010, SPA -- Street gangs have mostly defeated crack-downs such as increased police sweeps, curfews and longer prison terms for gang leaders, while taking advantage of the profusion of small arms and light weapons around the world, dpa cited a study...
Small arms are the true weapons of mass destruction: they kill between 80 and 100 thousand people a year, internationalise internal wars, foster crime, and as relatively cheap, portable and long lasting devices provide the stock in trade for most of the killing that will happen today.
Putin said the contract was "not only for small arms", according to reports
NEW YORK -- Religious groups worked at the United Nations in late July to call attention to the proliferation of small arms, a growing problem that experts say is fueling violence and crime around the world.
Others died when troops responded after they were attacked with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades in Sadr City, the Baghdad bastion of the Mahdi Army militia of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, statements issued Monday said.
and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries pledged to enhance regional cooperation to prevent, combat, and eradicate the illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons in the region.
Pejsa is an expert in ballistics and draws upon his more than fifty years of experience and expertise to write "New Exact Small Arms Ballistics: The Source Book For Riflemen.

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