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Marshall Islands. 1971 ‘Legal Definitions.’ Weapons Control Act (1971), Revised 2004; Article 1302. Majuro: Nitijela. 1 January

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Article 1302

(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;

(d) '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, except a device designed or redesigned for use solely as a signaling, line throwing, spear fishing, or industrial device, or a device which hurls a projectile by means of the release or expansion of carbon dioxide or air;

(e) 'gun' means a handgun or long gun;

(f) 'handgun' means a pistol or revolver with an overall length of less than twenty-six inches;

(g) 'long gun' means a rifle with one or more barrels more than eighteen inches in length;

(i) 'semi-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 a like number of movements of the trigger or firing mechanism without recocking or resetting the trigger or firing mechanism;

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