Definition of firearm
: a weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder —usually used of small arms
Examples of firearm in a Sentence
revolvers, rifles, and other firearms
will need a permit to carry a firearm
Recent Examples of firearm from the Web
Firearms offenses of all kinds have tumbled from 24,094 in 2004 to 7,866 in 2015.
Another riddle: While a firearm is known to have been used in some cases, was the manner of killing similar in all?
State television has since aired videos of police raids at customs offices and the homes of protest operatives, filled with shipments of helmets, sling shots, and in some cases, even firearms.
Authorities say Miller didn’t have a valid firearms license.
Firearms, suffocation (including hanging) and poisoning (including drug overdoses) are the three most common ways this group kills itself, the CDC says.
Last month, The Trace, a nonprofit news organization focused on gun violence, found that cases of road rage involving a firearm more than doubled to 620 in 2016 from 247 in 2014, with 136 people killed in those three years.
But authorities still cautioned vigilance, and more than a thousand soldiers remained deployed across Britain, an unusual measure in a country where few police officers carry firearms.
His certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm charge that was discussed in court, stemmed from his arrest on Tuesday (May 23) evening where was also charged with first-degree robbery.
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Definition of firearm for English Language Learners
: a small gun
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Definition of firearm for Students
: a weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder Hint: Firearm is usually used for a small weapon.
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