automatic firearm

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Synonyms for automatic firearm

a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released

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Mining firms had been allowed to purchase automatic weapons on the assumption that they would be used to secure their business.
A year after Charlie Vacca's death, kids are still legally permitted to shoot fully automatic weapons at enthusiast parks, gun ranges and gun shows across the country.
Most of the poachers possess advanced semi automatic weapons like the AK-47, while till now forest guards were equipped with the outdated .
In addition, automatic weapons sounds were heard in Salaheddin (west), a rebel stronghold where a rebel was killed, and in the neighborhood of Bab al-Nairab (center) where a civilian was killed by a sniper.
The automatic weapon is, of course, the focus, but Chivers goes far beyond a mere technical history to offer "an engrossing yet plainspoken exploration of what guns are and what they do," from their psychological effects to their economic and political impacts (Salon).
It may be mentioned here that the import of all kinds of automatic weapons is totally banned in the country except for the armed forces and law-enforcement agencies.
In short: Unless you're DiCaprio or Hounsou, you might want to think twice about making that open-field dash when there's a dozen bad guys raining bullets on you with their automatic weapons.
BURUNDI Attackers armed with machetes and automatic weapons raided a United Nations refugee camp in western Burundi, shooting and hacking to death at least 180 people.
Police are armed with pistols, and everybody else has automatic weapons.
AT least nine worshippers were killed and nine injured when gunmen on motorcycles stormed a Shi'ite mosque in southern Pakistan and opened fire with automatic weapons, police and hospital officials said
It's being stopped and questioned by police officers armed with automatic weapons, anytime they happen to feel curious about you.
Police armed with automatic weapons flooded into the court within minutes but she had already escaped.
Automatic weapons (machine guns), which include assault rifles designed for military use, are already strictly controlled by federal law.
Cubic will deliver M-16A2/MF rifle kits, Independent Target Systems, AT-4 antitank weapon systems, controller devices and additional kits containing systems for sniper rifles, medium and heavy machine guns, Squad Automatic Weapons, Tube-Launched Optically Tracked Wire-Guided (TOW) weapons, Armored Personnel Carriers, M2-M3 Fighting Vehicles and M1 tanks.
According to details, miscreants attacked the picket of security forces in Feroz Khela and then exchange of fire took place in which both sides used rocket launchers and automatic weapons.
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