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Adapted from the Oxford English Dictionary definition. In the United States the term is used collectively to denote rifles, shotguns, handguns, airguns, and cannon.Adapted from: National Rifle Association of America’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Glossary, http://www.nraila.org/glossary.aspx?s=Glossary&st=&ps=.
Last updated on: 05 February 2014