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Federal prosecutors said he acquired 144 guns between 2013 and 2019 and transferred 98 of them to others.

However, finding the “smoking gun” — catching a simultaneous neutrino and radio burst from the same magnetar — will be challenging because such neutrinos would be rare and hard to find, says astrophysicist Brian Metzger of Columbia University.

A statewide reporting project that included VOSD and dozens of other newsrooms last year found that California was only one of five states without uniform regulations for taking a police officer’s badge and gun away.

From the high schoolers in Parkland and beyond, this generation has been the most outspoken about the need for gun control.

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For example, you could assume all independent first-time Minnesota voters who have liked the Bass Pro Shop are likely to care about gun rights.

“You can imagine the sound of that gun on a Bronx street,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says.

That act forever sealed his feeling for the Chief, bound it up with the war, with violence, with the gun.

I mean, the reality of it was, I had to go out and get on a horse, and ride in, shoot the gun — how hard was that, right?

They were the machine gun bullets coming from the ambush when my company got hit.

Frias—who was arrested in 2013 for interfering with public duties and public intoxication—was not carrying a gun at the time.

This was no strange sight to the boy by that time, but it was awkward in the circumstances, for he had neither gun nor spear.

He turned at the sound of my voice with vastly more concern than he'd betrayed under the muzzle of Piegan's gun.

He was a good judge of men, that eagle-faced major; he knew that the slightest move with hostile intent would mean a smoking gun.

Here Robinson suddenly turned pale, and, hastily reaching out for his gun, sprang to his feet.

I begged him to come down here, but he wouldn't—says that his hand is no longer steady enough to hold a gun—it's awful!


On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gun, such as: cannon, handgun, hardware, mortar, piece, and pistol.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.