handgun handgun  /ˈhænd ˌɡən/


  • (n) a firearm that is held and fired with one hand



  1. A customer samples a handgun at a shop in Glendale, Calif.
  2. He used a handgun to kill himself in his apartment.
  3. Lightweight at six ounces, it's got a balanced heft you might associate with a well-made handgun.


  1. Cops and Courts, June 22, 2013: Assault rifle, handgun seized from gun brandishing suspect

    Police seized an assault rifle and a handgun from a 26-year-old Watsonville man early Friday morning after he was suspected of brandishing a gun at a group of people.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

  2. Lorain Man Pulls Loaded Handgun on Trooper

    TOLEDO, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking for a man who pulled a loaded handgun on a...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: FOX 8 Cleveland

  3. Handgun mistaken for a BB gun

    In Lancaster County, at the Stone-hill Apartments on Stonemill road, Police received a call about a man running around with an apparent handgun. After searching the area when police arrived they located Nicholas Sapone, 18, holding what looked like a …
    on June 19, 2013     Source: FOX 43 Harrisburg

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  1. "In Heller, we held that the Second Amendment protects the right to possess a handgun in the home for the purpose of self-defense," Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the ruling. "Unless considerations of stare decisis counsel otherwise, a...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: WireUpdate

  2. "The Constitution leaves the District of Columbia a variety of tools for combating [handgun violence], including some measures regulating handguns : [b]ut the enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the...
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Mineral Wells Index

  3. Washington's Mayor Adrian Fenty similarly warned: "More handguns in the District of Columbia will only lead to more handgun violence."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Adrian Fenty Source: FOXNews

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