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CNMI. 2003 ‘Definitions.’ Title 6, Crimes and Criminal Procedure: General Provisions: Chapter 1 Preliminary Provisions; Section 102. Saipan: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. 5 December

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Section 102. Definitions

The definitions in this and the following section apply throughout this title, unless otherwise specified or a different meaning is plainly required:
(a) "Automatic weapon" means a weapon of any description irrespective of size by whatever name designated or known, loaded or unloaded, from which may be repeatedly or automatically discharged a number of bullets contained in a magazine, ribbon or other receptacle, by one continued movement of the trigger or firing mechanism.
(e) "Dangerous device" means any explosive, incendiary or poison gas bomb, grenade, mine or similar device, … any instrument designed or redesigned for use as a weapon, or any other instrument which can be used for the purpose of inflicting bodily harm and which under the
circumstances of its possession serves no lawful purpose.
(f) "Dangerous weapon" means any automatic weapon, dangerous device, firearm, gun, handgun,
long gun, semiautomatic weapon, knife, machete, or other thing by which a fatal wound or injury may be inflicted. …
(k) "Firearm" means any device, by whatever name known, which is designed or may be converted to expel or hurl a projectile or projectiles by the action of an explosion, a release, or an expansion of gas, including but not limited to guns and automatic and semiautomatic weapons, except a device designed or redesigned for use solely as a signaling, linethrowing, spearfishing, or industrial device, or a device which hurls a projectile by means of the release or expansion of carbon dioxide or air. Bang-sticks are firearms, provided that bang-sticks used for scientific purposes are not firearms if their temporary use is approved by the Governor.
(l) "Gun" means a handgun or long gun.
(m) "Handgun" means a pistol or revolver with an overall length less than 26 inches. …
(q) "Long gun" means a rifle with one or more barrels of more than 18 inches in length. ….
(n) "Semiautomatic weapon" means a weapon of any description irrespective of size, by whatever name designated or known, loaded or unloaded, from which may be repeatedly or automatically discharged a number of bullets contained in a magazine, ribbon or other receptacle by a like number of movements of the trigger or firing mechanism without recocking or resetting the trigger or firing mechanism.

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