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ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
American Rifleman is a United States-based monthly shooting and firearms interest publication, owned by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
ArmaLite, or Armalite, is an American small arms engineering company founded in the mid 1950s in Hollywood, California.
The ArmaLite AR-10 is a 7.62×51mm NATO battle rifle developed by Eugene Stoner in the late 1950s and manufactured by ArmaLite, then a division of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation.
The ArmaLite AR-15 is a select-fire, air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed assault rifle manufactured in the United States between 1959 and 1964.
An arsenal is a place where arms and ammunition are made, maintained and repaired, stored, or issued, in any combination, whether privately or publicly owned.
An assault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine.
Assault weapons legislation in the United States refers to bills and laws (active, expired, proposed or failed) that define and restrict or make illegal the manufacture, transfer, and possession of assault weapons.
An automatic firearm continuously fires rounds as long as the trigger is pressed or held and there is ammunition in the magazine/chamber.
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing is an American manufacturer of firearms and ammunition located in the unincorporated town of Christiana, Tennessee.
The Barrett REC7 (designation stands for "reliability-enhanced carbine") is an American firearm manufactured as an selective-fire and semi-automatic rifle by Barrett Firearms.
Big-game hunting is the hunting of large game, almost always large terrestrial mammals, for meat, other animal by-products (such as horn or bone), trophy or sport.
A bolt is the part of a repeating, breech-loading firearm that blocks the rear of the chamber while the propellant burns and moves to facilitate loading of cartridges from the magazine.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence are affiliated American nonprofit organizations that advocate for gun control and against gun violence.
In automatic firearms, burst mode or burst-fire is a firing mode enabling the shooter to fire a predetermined number of rounds, usually two or three rounds on hand held weapons and 50-100+ on anti-aircraft weapons and autocannons, with a single pull of the trigger.
The Bushmaster XM-15 series (or XM15) is a line of AR-15 style semi-automatic rifles, carbines, and pistols manufactured by Bushmaster Firearms International.
The Carbon 15 is a family of lightweight, magazine-fed pistols, carbines, and rifles developed by defunct United States weapons manufacturer Professional Ordnance, with the design picked up after some time by current manufacturer Bushmaster Firearms.
CBS MoneyWatch, a division of CBS News and property of CBS Interactive, is a personal finance website that provides advice on retirement, investing, money, work and real estate.
CBS News is the news division of American television and radio service CBS.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
The Colt AR-15 is a lightweight, 5.56×45mm, magazine-fed, gas-operated semi-automatic rifle.
Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC (CMC, formerly Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company) is an American firearms manufacturer, founded in 1855 by Samuel Colt.
Daniel Defense is an arms manufacturer, founded in 2002 by Marty Daniel in Savannah, Georgia.
DPMS (Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services) Panther Arms manufactures a wide range of military and civilian rifles in Huntsville, Alabama.
The Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB), officially the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, is a subsection of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, a United States federal law, which included a prohibition on the manufacture for civilian use of certain semi-automatic firearms that were defined as assault weapons as well as certain ammunition magazines that were defined as "large capacity." The 10-year ban was passed by the US Congress on September 13, 1994, following a close 52–48 vote in the US Senate, and was signed into law by US President Bill Clinton on the same day.
Foreign Affairs is an American magazine of international relations and U.S. foreign policy published by the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization and think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.
Forensic firearm examination is the forensic process of examining the characteristics of firearms as well as any cartridges or bullets left behind at a crime scene.
Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States.
Gas-operation is a system of operation used to provide energy to operate autoloading firearms.
A gun barrel is a crucial part of gun-type ranged weapons such as small firearms, artillery pieces and air guns.
The hammer is a part of a firearm that is used to strike the percussion cap/primer, or a separate firing pin, to ignite the propellant and fire the projectile.
In human biology, handedness is a better, faster, or more precise performance or individual preference for use of a hand, known as the dominant hand; the less capable or less preferred hand is called the non-dominant hand.
A handgun is a short-barreled firearm designed to be fired with only one hand.
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut.
A hinge is a mechanical bearing that connects two solid objects, typically allowing only a limited angle of rotation between them.
Interchangeable parts are parts (components) that are, for practical purposes, identical.
Iron sights are a system of shaped alignment markers (usually metal) used as a sighting device to assist in the aiming of a device such as a firearm, crossbow, or telescope, and exclude the use of optics as in reflector (reflex) sights, holographic sights, and telescopic sights.
Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT) is an American armaments company.
The AR platform has become widely popular for makers of military and sporting rifles.
This article describes the many variations of the Colt AR-15 and M16 rifle family of weapons produced by Colt's Manufacturing Company.
This page lists more than 100 small arms designs which have been produced in numbers exceeding one million since the late 18th century.
LWRC International, LLC, formerly known as Land Warfare Resources Corporation, is a CAGE defense contractor and firearms manufacturer, founded in 1999, and based in Cambridge, Maryland.
The M4 carbine is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle.
A mass shooting is an incident involving multiple victims of firearms-related violence.
There is no fixed definition of a mass shooting, but a common definition is an act of violence — excluding gang killings, domestic violence, or terrorist acts sponsored by an organization — in which a gunman kills at least four victims.
A modular weapon system (MWS) is a rifle which has components that can be reconfigured to give the weapon different capabilities.
The National Firearms Act (NFA), 73rd Congress, Sess.
The National Firearms Agreement (NFA), also sometimes called the National Agreement on Firearms, the National Firearms Agreement and Buyback Program, or the Nationwide Agreement on Firearms, was an agreement concerning firearm control made by Australasian Police Ministers' Council (APMC) in 1996, in response to the Port Arthur massacre that killed 35 people.
The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for gun rights.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is an American national trade association for the firearms industry that is based in Newtown, Connecticut.
O.F. Mossberg & Sons (commonly known as Mossberg) is an American firearms manufacturer, specializing in shotguns, rifles, scopes, and firearm accessories.
Ocular dominance, sometimes called eye preference or eyedness, is the tendency to prefer visual input from one eye to the other.
Olympic Arms, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of AR-15 and M16 pattern rifles, carbines and pistols.
A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state or intergovernmental organization to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.
Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) manufactures and distributes law enforcement, military and civilian rifles in Phoenix, Arizona, and was the first manufacturer and seller of gas-piston-operated weapon systems on AR-style rifles in the United States.
On a firearm or other tool, the pistol grip is that portion of the mechanism that is held by the hand and orients the hand in a forward, vertical orientation, similar to the position one would take with a conventional pistol.
The Port Arthur massacre of 28–29 April 1996 was a mass shooting in which 35 people were killed and 23 wounded in Port Arthur, Tasmania.
A pump-action or slide-action firearm is one in which a forend can be moved forward and backward in order to eject a spent round of ammunition and to chamber a fresh one.
In firearms terminology, the firearm receiver or firearm frame is the part of a firearm which provides housing for internal components such as the hammer, bolt or breechblock, action and firing mechanism, and is usually threaded at its forward portion to "receive" the barrel and has screw holes on the bottom and/or rear to receive the stock and grip.
R5 RGP (Remington Gas Piston) is an M4 carbine designed and manufactured by Remington Arms.
A rifle is a portable long-barrelled firearm designed for precision shooting, to be held with both hands and braced against the shoulder for stability during firing, and with a barrel that has a helical pattern of grooves ("rifling") cut into the bore walls.
Rock River Arms, Incorporated is a manufacturing company in Colona, Illinois that manufacturers parts and accessories for AR-15/M16 type rifles, as well as other firearms.
The SR-556 was a AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle manufactured by U.S. firearms company Sturm, Ruger & Co. The rifle was introduced in 2009 and it would continue with a.308 AR-10 variant, the Ruger SR-762.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, United States, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult staff members.
The Savage Arms Company is a firearms manufacturing company based in Westfield, Massachusetts, with a division located in Canada.
Scientific American (informally abbreviated SciAm) is an American popular science magazine.
Selective fire means the capability of a weapon to be adjusted to fire in semi-automatic, burst mode, and/or fully automatic firing mode.
A semi-automatic firearm, or self-loading firearm, is one that not only fires a bullet each time the trigger is pulled, but also performs all steps necessary to prepare it to discharge again—assuming cartridges remain in the firearm's feed device.
A semi-automatic rifle, also known as a self-loading rifle ('SLR') or auto-loading rifle, is a self-loading rifle that fires a single round each time the trigger is pulled.
SIG Sauer is the brand name used by two sister companies involved in the design and manufacture of firearms.
The SIG Sauer SIG516 is a firearm manufactured by SIG Sauer.
The SIGM400 is a family of firearms manufactured by SIG Sauer.
A sight is an aiming device used to assist in visually aligning ranged weapons, surveying instruments or optical illumination equipments with the intended target.
Smith & Wesson (S&W) is an American manufacturer of firearms, ammunition and restraints.
The Smith & Wesson M&P15 is an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle by gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson.
Smokeless powder is the name given to a number of propellants used in firearms and artillery that produce negligible smoke when fired, unlike the black powder they replaced.
Stag Arms is a firearms manufacturer founded in May 2003 and located in New Britain, Connecticut.
A gunstock, often simply stock, also known as a shoulder stock, a buttstock or simply a butt, is a part of a long gun such as rifle, to which the barrelled action and firing mechanism are attached and is held against the user's shoulder when shooting the gun.
On February 14, 2018, seventeen students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were fatally shot and seventeen others were wounded in a school shooting, making the shooting one of the deadliest school massacres in the United States, surpassing the Columbine High School massacre as the worst high school shooting in the United States.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., better known by the shortened name Ruger, is an American firearm manufacturing company based in Southport, Connecticut with production facilities also in Newport, New Hampshire, Mayodan, North Carolina, and Prescott, Arizona.
A mass shooting occurred at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, about east of the city of San Antonio, on November 5, 2017.
Talking Points Memo (or TPM) is a web-based political journalism website created and run by Josh Marshall that debuted on November 12, 2000.
A telescopic sight, commonly called a scope, is an optical sighting device that is based on a refracting telescope.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
A trademark, trade mark, or trade-markThe styling of trademark as a single word is predominantly used in the United States and Philippines only, while the two-word styling trade mark is used in many other countries around the world, including the European Union and Commonwealth and ex-Commonwealth jurisdictions (although Canada officially uses "trade-mark" pursuant to the Trade-mark Act, "trade mark" and "trademark" are also commonly used).
A trigger is a mechanism that actuates the firing sequence of a firearm, airgun, crossbow or speargun.
A trigger guard is a loop surrounding the trigger of a firearm and protecting it from accidental discharge.
U.S. News & World Report is an American media company that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
Varmint hunting is the practice of hunting vermin, generally small mammals targeted as a means of pest control, rather than for food.
Wilson Combat is a custom pistol manufacturer located in Berryville, Arkansas, that specializes in customizing and manufacturing M1911A1s.
Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
The.223 Remington (.223 Rem) is a rifle cartridge.
The.458 SOCOM (11.63×40mm) is a moderately large round designed for a specialized upper receiver that can be mounted on any AR-15 pattern lower receiver.
On December 2, 2015, 14 people were killed and 22 others were seriously injured in a terrorist attack consisting of a mass shooting and an attempted bombing at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California.
The 2017 Las Vegas shooting occurred on the night of Sunday, October 1, 2017 when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in, leaving 58 people dead and 851 injured.
The 5.56×45mm NATO (official NATO nomenclature 5.56 NATO) is a rimless bottlenecked intermediate cartridge family developed in Belgium by FN Herstal.
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