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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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Across the US, state laws on handgun carrying have generally become less restrictive over the last 30 years, said the study.
Being made of steel meant brand new unfinished handguns would start to rust immediately.
Centerfire handguns made up 86 percent of the handguns purchased, with rimfire well behind at 16 percent.
Minneapolis also requires a license to purchase handguns.
Reflective of other national data, Wood notes that women tend to see handguns as a means of protection, especially because so many women head up households as single mothers.
The forms and tax are for your application to "SBR" one of your handguns.
The Thompson/Center Contender has probably done more for the sport of shooting rifle rounds in handguns than any other firearm.
But that doesn't mean that you can't find relatively inexpensive handguns for your projects.
Minister Ahern complained that hundreds of gun owners were able to licence their handguns because of a loophole in the law.
In the last seven years, MKEK sold 99,109 handguns, reaching an income of nearly 138 million USD.
Furthermore, handguns are often the best tool for home defense.
As he explained in his book More Guns, Less Crime, while it might turn out that as more people carry handguns that there are more accidents, it is also true the "number of murders prevented exceeded the entire number of accidental deaths.