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Examples of machine gun in a Sentence
They heard the sound of machine-gun fire.
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Instead, as the nation learns all about bump stock gun attachments that can make a legal semi-automatic weapon mimic a machine gun, Democrats in Congress are putting their focus there.
Investigators searched his home again recently and and discovered still more weapons, one of them, a machine gun.
Automatic weapons, which are often described as machine guns, are different, in that squeezing the trigger once fires cartridges repeatedly until the shooter releases it.
Bump stocks and similar contraptions that amplify the potency for mass killings are cheap and legal in most states, rendering federal laws that limit the availability of machine guns functionally moot.
Foote had played for Gilligan in the early ’30s and was a decorated World War II vet—twice wounded, once in the belly by machine gun fire.
Whenever fighting broke out, the animals were trapped without food or water in their rusting, filthy enclosures amid machine gun fire and explosions.
In 1986, the federal National Firearms Act was amended further to prohibit the transfer or possession of machine guns by civilians, with an exception for those previously manufactured and registered.
Among them were semiautomatic assault-style weapons that some weapons experts have said may have been altered to fire shots as an automatic machine gun does.
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First Known Use of machine gun
MACHINE-GUN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of machine gun for English Language Learners
: a gun that is able to shoot many bullets very quickly one after the other
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