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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pistol, handgun, side arm, shooting iron(noun)

    a firearm that is held and fired with one hand

Wiktionary

  1. handgun(Noun)

    A small, hand-held gun with a relatively short barrel.

    Etymology: From hand + gun.

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  1. Handgun

    A handgun is a firearm designed to be handheld, in either one or both hands. This characteristic differentiates handguns as a general class of firearms from long guns such as rifles and shotguns. Major handgun subtypes are the revolver and pistol; other subtypes include derringers, single-shot pistols, semi-automatic pistols, pepperboxes, and machine pistols. The overlapping variations in meaning of the words "pistol" and "handgun" are discussed below. Although handgun use often includes bracing with a second hand, the essential distinguishing characteristic of a handgun is its facility for one-handed operation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HANDGUN in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HANDGUN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of HANDGUN in a Sentence

  1. Bill St. Clair:

    'What good can a handgun do against an army?', is in fact a complex one and must be answered at length and carefully. It is a military question. It is also a political question. But above all it is a moral question which strikes to the heart of what makes men free, and what makes them slaves.

  2. Nathan Gibson:

    It's about handgun safety. My daughters started learning at a young age what a handgun is about and how dangerous it can be.

  3. David Workman:

    This appears to be a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, i can't find -- nor can anybody else find -- any evidence that any of these bullets has ever been fired from a handgun that's harmed a police officer.

  4. Florida Sheriff Grady Judd:

    If you are foolish enough to break into someone’s home, you can expect to be shot in Polk County, it’s more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone. Such full-throated embrace of the Second Amendment as a crime-fighting tool isn't confined to red states like Florida. I want as many law-abiding citizens to arm themselves in Polk County as we can get. - Milwaukee County Sheriff Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke One California police chief is backing teachers in his district packing heat. Detroit Police Chief James Craig has been a leader in urging Detroit Police Chief James Craig community to arm Detroit Police. A Maryland sheriff is working with the state’s general assembly to try to make it easier for citizens to obtain handgun permits. In the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s most recent ranking of states with the strongest gun laws, California( 1), Maryland( 4) and Michigan( 15) ranked near the top of the pack. Some gun rights advocates say terror attacks at home and abroad have contributed to a change in attitudes about gun ownership among community members and authorities, even in locales historically hostile towards the Second Amendment.

  5. Dick Fairburn:

    There's no advantage for a handgun over an assault rifle.

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