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  • n  a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
  • n  large but transportable armament
  • n  a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
  • n  a professional killer who uses a gun
  • n  a hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine
  • n  a pedal that controls the throttle valve
  • n  the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies
    two runners started before the gun
    a twenty gun salute
  • v  shoot with a gun

  • New research on tough firearms restrictions passed in Australia in 1996 suggests they have had little impact on gun violence.
  • More guns, less crime? A debate.
  • Complete coverage of America's relationship to the gun .
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  • Gun Stocks Soar as Debate Continues
    Gun Stocks Soar as Debate Continues        
    June 21, 2013 - The Motley Fool
  • Gun range noise annoys Montgomery residents
    Point Blank Gun Store & Shooting Range in Blue Ash has received complaints from a Montgomery resident since it opened, but officials from both cities say the range is operating well within the law.
    June 21, 2013 - The Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Gun control: Doing it right
    THERE'S SMART gun control and not-so-smart gun control. The latter type imposes more restrictions on law-abiding citizens. It creates mostly frustration and red tape. Criminals ignore such provisions - like they do with existing laws.
    June 21, 2013 - Savannah Morning News

  • John Mara in Houston Chronicle
    Asked if he knows what the scope of those inquiries are, Mara said: "I do not know, no. I guess the circumstances of how he got shot, whose gun it was. There are a lot of questions like that that are still unanswered."
  • Kurt Vonnegut in MSNBC
    When Hemingway killed himself he put a period at the end of his life; old age is more like a semicolon,Vonnegut said with a wheezy laugh worthy of a long-term chain smoker. "My father, like Hemingway, was a gun nut and was very unhappy...

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