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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56 may be detached from the Corner Shot frame and used as an Assault Pistol Rifle, through a quick connection to a purpose-designed stock.
Moreaux, whose 13-year-old daughter was home during the raid, was arrested on suspicion of four felonies - being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, possession of an assault pistol, possession of marijuana for sale and cultivation of marijuana.
Just eight states have bans on the high-powered weapons that have been used in recent mass shootings, and one of them, Hawaii, only prohibits 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.
The Desert News in Palm Springs, California, offered a shopping list of the horrible things that would transpire if the ban was not continued, ranging from terrorists getting firearms at gun shows to this: "In many states, it will be possible to bring concealed TEC-9 assault pistols, loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition, into bars, churches and sports arenas, public schools or universities.
i* When Maryland imposed a more stringent ban on assault pistols and high-capacity magazines in 1994, it led to a
The Maryland Ban on the Sale of Assault Pistols and High-Capacity Magazines: Estimating the Impact in Baltimore,
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.