He said he didn't know the gun was loaded.
the department stores were loaded with goods for the holiday shopping season
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According to police, the two men had struggled over the gun and a loaded magazine fell out.—Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Nov. 2023 The beef patty can be swapped for chicken, making a second loaded nacho entrée.—Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2023 Their opponent was clearly more skilled, more loaded, just plain better.—Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 The terms have taken on loaded political meaning, sparking debate and reflecting divisions.—Kelsey Ables, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 That term is a loaded one in Hebrew parlance, harking back to the sorting of prisoners at Nazi concentration camps.—Ruth Margalit, The New Yorker, 11 Nov. 2023 New details that came to light this week have raised questions about whether commercial airline pilots are allowed to carry loaded guns aboard a flight, even while regular passengers are not.—Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 1 Nov. 2023 The loaded hash browns are topped with cheddar queso, hints of jalapeño and a bacon crumble.—Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2023 With so much pressure on the Clippers to emerge from a loaded Western Conference and earn a first NBA Finals appearance, rival scouts believe there is a gap between their level of talent and that of reigning champion Denver, Phoenix and the Lakers.—Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2023 See More
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