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The clubs use a variety of firearms – from air rifles that shoot pellets to 9 mm pistols that fire bullets.
The clubs use a variety of firearms — from air rifles that shoot pellets to 9 mm pistols that fire bullets.
Say, Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the school massacre in Parkland, Fla. Or Oscar Walters, the Louisville man who fired an air rifle at police and fought with them before being taken alive last week.
Lewis County Schools, in northeastern Kentucky, used a $5,232 grant in 2016 to buy five precision air rifles and two long-range targets, according to Superintendent Jamie Weddington.
Detectives searched his home and found an air rifle and air pistol.
In Texas, the air rifle team at Granbury High School got nearly $9,000 in cash and $6,000 in other donations from the NRA in 2016.
The officer claimed that Mr. McBean pointed the air rifle at him, although witnesses disputed his account.
Diego Maradona was a recovering cocaine addict who once shot at journalists with an air rifle, and Argentina selected him to coach its national team at the 2010 World Cup.
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AIR RIFLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of air rifle for English Language Learners
: a rifle that uses air pressure to shoot small pellets
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