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A rifle, pistol, or other portable gun:‘Jones pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with criminal intent’
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- ‘Fully-trained armed police officers will use the stun gun in place of lethal firearms.’
- ‘Load your firearm only when you're in the field or on the target range and ready to fire.’
- ‘A man armed with a firearm and cutlass then stormed the house and announced a hold-up.’
- ‘He was found guilty of four charges of robbery and three charges of possessing an imitation firearm with intent.’
- ‘The jury was yet to reach a decision on a second charge of possessing a firearm with intent to cause unlawful harm.’
- ‘Today the teacher was sentenced to a total six months in jail for possessing the firearm and one month in jail for affray.’
- ‘He is also accused of possessing a firearm and an imitation firearm.’
- ‘Three firearms, an electric stun gun and three canisters of CS spray were also recovered.’
- ‘He has told me of a dispute regarding whether he should be able to possess and use firearms.’
- ‘She was found guilty of affray and of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear and violence.’
- ‘Officers also recovered a starting pistol with ammunition and two imitation firearms.’
- ‘Chief Superintendent John Lacy has now called for a crackdown on replica firearms and airguns.’
- ‘The firearm used was a pump-action shotgun, a weapon banned in the UK for more than a decade.’
- ‘Police are hoping firearms and other weapons will be taken out of circulation during the amnesty.’
- ‘He admitted possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.’
- ‘The knifeman claimed throughout that he also had a firearm and brandished a weapon at police from under a blanket.’
- ‘He was one of Britain's leading defenders of privately owned guns and firearms.’
- ‘They are also charged with possessing an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence.’
- ‘He pointed out that no licence was necessary to possess certain firearms.’
- ‘Police are also keen for any information about the firearm used in the shooting.’
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