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So the military service chiefs have to create some distance between their institutions and the idiots in Charlottesville carrying semi-automatic carbines and wearing body armor, playing soldier.
One client was James Johnson, who brought an M-1 carbine to his job at Chrysler's Eldon Avenue Gear and Axle plant and shot and killed two foremen and a fellow worker.
An immigrant’s Civil War years blow through Sebastian Barry’s carbine in Days Without End (Viking).
Most recently, M4 carbines, Glock pistols, M134D machine guns, grenade launchers and rubber maritime raiding craft were delivered, according to a June 5 news release from the U.S. Embassy in Manila.
Officer Aledda balanced his Colt M4 carbine semi-automatic rifle on the hood of a vehicle aimed at Arnaldo Rios-Soto intending to kill him and shot three rounds from his rifle.
The M4A1 carbine is currently issued to U.S. Army combat troops worldwide.
A soldier can aim his or her carbine downrange and the live feed from the night vision sight appears in the eyepiece's field of view.
The gun industry is also out in full force with a full array of rifles, pistols, carbines, optics, ammo night-vision and more to choose from.
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First Known Use: 1592See Words from the same year
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: a short, light rifle
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