handgun

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handgun

A firearm designed to be fired from the hand, which has a rifled barrel and either
(1) a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers—often six; or
(2) a removable magazine with multiple bullets—up to 14—which has a mechanism for auto-loading.
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for sales of an assault pistol and possession of methamphetamine for sales.
125) Aside from the generic definition of an assault pistol, Hawaii names no further assault pistols under their ban.
127) Maryland law lists seventeen specific assault type pistols under their ban, but it has no generic definition of an assault pistol.
One of the most startling incidents was when a Fabrique National 57, an assault pistol used to kill big game, was found in a victim's car by detectives investigating a double-homicide last year in North Hollywood.
A Los Angeles Police Department officer from the West Valley was arraigned Tuesday on suspicion of stealing an assault rifle and two assault pistols, which are illegal in California but were being stored in Las Vegas, officials said.
These so-called assault pistols took center stage during the Senate Judiciary Committee's Feb.
A few days before that Kennedy-Bennett clash, the antis' new emphasis on "assault pistols" was heralded by a Washington Post editorial that claimed, "More than six months after President Bush banned the import of semiautomatic assault rifles, the gun industry is seeking to fill the void with an alternative product: foreign-made, military-style assault pistols.
But just as strongly, we have supported commonsense efforts to limit access to handguns and to high-power assault pistols with no legitimate sporting or hunting purpose.
i* When Maryland imposed a more stringent ban on assault pistols and high-capacity magazines in 1994, it led to a