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American Samoa. 1978 ‘Definitions.’ Criminal Justice Code (1978) - Weapons; Chapter 42 (Section 46.4201). Pago Pago: Legislative Assembly. 13 December

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(d) "Firearm" means any weapon that is designed or adapted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive…

(j) "Machine gun" means any firearm that is capable of firing more than 2 shots automatically, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger…

(l) "Rifle" means any firearm designed or adapted to be fired from the shoulder and to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed metallic cartridge to fire a projectile through a rifled bore by a single function of the trigger.

(m) "Short barrel" means a barrel length of less than 16" for a rifle and 18" for a shotgun, or an overall rifle or shotgun length of less than 26".

(n) "Shotgun" means any firearm designed or adapted to be fired from the shoulder and to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed shotgun shell to fire a number of shot or a single projectile through a smooth-bore barrel by a single function of the trigger.

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