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  Pistol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By the 18th century the term came to be used exclusively to refer to small firearms, or additionally, and more recently, similar devices designed for the aimed discharge of projectiles by the force of gas pressure stored by means other than chemical ("air pistol").
Although all handguns are generally referred to as pistols, some restrict the term "pistol" to single-chamber handguns, such as semiautomatic or single-shot pistols, as opposed to multichambered revolvers or multibarreled derringers, and use handgun for the broader category.
For these reasons, handguns are a particular focus of gun control advocates, and in many jurisdictions their ownership is much more heavily regulated than long arms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Handgun   (971 words)

 Handgun Safes: Gun safes sale - Toll free (877) 321-7233
As a handgun owner, safe and secure storage is one of the most important responsibilities that you assume.
According to law, you may be guilty of a felony if you are found to have been negligent in storing your firearm and it was used by a minor to cause death or injury to another person.
Take a handgun from someone only after you verify that it is unloaded and the cylinder or action is open.
www.a1-locksmith.com /handgun.htm   (555 words)

 Peril or Protection? The Risks and Benefits of Handgun Prohibition. David Kopel. Gun control.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Handgun criminals will be much harder to catch than drug criminals, since an illegal handgun owner need only make a one-time buy (or just hold on to what she already has), whereas persons disobeying drug and alcohol prohibitions must buy *323 new supplies as old supplies are consumed.
The forfeiture abuses associated with the drug war could also translate easily into the handgun war, as otherwise law-abiding persons lose their homes, automobiles, and businesses because a handgun was found therein, even if the owner of the property was not the owner of the handgun, and had no knowledge about the handgun's presence.
[217] Before implementing a handgun prohibition law, governments ought to repeal the doctrine of sovereign immunity, at least in regard to cases where a woman or man is injured or killed after the government negligently fails to protect her or him.
www.davidkopel.com /2A/LawRev/lrstlupl.htm   (16092 words)

 Massachusetts Attorney General: Handguns
The definition of "transfer" in 940 CMR § 16.01 will not be considered to include a handgun-purveyor's return of a handgun to its owner where that handgun initially was delivered by the owner to the handgun-purveyor for the purpose of a consignment sale or a pawnbroker loan, or for the purpose of service or repair.
If the handgun has a "hidden" serial number, or the serial number is stamped into the handgun in such a way as to make it resistant to tampering, it should comply.
If these parts of the handgun are not made entirely of steel, ask the manufacturer whether the make and model of the handgun has passed the 600-round performance test specified in the regulations.
www.ago.state.ma.us /sp.cfm?pageid=1170   (2107 words)

 Omaha Police Department - Services Services: Handgun Registrations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If a law enforcement officer cannot see the handgun, or portions of it are not visible at any point, it is considered concealed whether carried on a person or contained in a vehicle.
Nebraska State Statute 69-2403 specifies that a handgun purchase certificate is not necessary if “the transfer is between a person and his or her spouse, sibling, parent, child, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, or grandparent”.
The unloaded handgun must be presented to an officer at the Front Desk in a case or a container of some type.
www.opd.ci.omaha.ne.us /Services/GUN_REG   (955 words)

 handgun --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Handguns may be used for target shooting, hunting small game, or personal self-defense.
Target shooting with handguns roughly parallels that of rifles, but perhaps because they are so much more difficult to aim and shoot accurately, they have never been as widely used.
Target shooting with handguns roughly parallels that of rifles, but perhaps because handguns are so much more difficult to aim and shoot accurately, they have never been as widely used.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9039130?tocId=9039130   (842 words)

 NHPD Neighborhood Services: Handgun Safety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
You should understand that a handgun is a lethal weapon, capable of inflicting death and disabling injury on living targets.
Studies show that accidental handgun deaths in the home occur most often while playing with the gun, examining or demonstrating the gun, and cleaning or repairing the gun.
Upon purchase of a handgun the gun seller is required to register it with the local authorities.
www.cityofnewhaven.com /police/html/safety/handgunsaft.htm   (1400 words)

 Firearms Division Address - Firearms Division - California Dept. of Justice - Office of the Attorney General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Handgun Safety Certificate Study Guide (PDF) to help individuals prepare for the Handgun Safety Certificate Test is available for purchase at firearms dealerships at $.50 each.
Handgun Safety Certificate Study Guides are available from licensed California Firearms Dealers or DOJ Certified Instructors at $.50 each.
Instruction on how to render a handgun safe in the event of a jam (malfunction) as required by as required by 12070 (b)(8)(E) PC Requirement for all students to successfully perform the Safe Handling Demonstration as required by 12070 (b)(8)(D) PC with the three conventional handgun types (Semiautomatic, Double Action Revolver, Single Action Revolver).
caag.state.ca.us /firearms/hscinfo.htm   (4673 words)

 Handgun Safety- Sheriff of Huntington County, Indiana
Both of these permits are essentially the same in that they allow the licensee to carry a handgun on his person or in a vehicle.
If the handgun is to be carried on the person, it should be carried in a holster that is designed for the specific model of handgun in use that can be concealed by the clothing being worn.
It is a violation of Indiana law to be on school property with any firearm unless you are a law enforcement officer or security person hired by the school.
www.huntington.in.us /county/sheriff/permit.html   (533 words)

 Self Defense Firearms Training - Class Descriptions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This practical self-defense handgun course introduces the participant to the Fundamentals of Firearms Safety, along with the skills necessary to properly handle a revolver and semi-automatic pistol.
This is a great class if you have the basics and want to improve your accuracy and confidence to shoot well in a pressure situation; or, you haven't been practicing on a regular basis; or you want to practice double and triple taps, which are not allowed at most ranges.
The other equipment you need to bring is the same as for the intermediate handgun class: gun, holster, speed loaders/magazines with belt pouch, belt, eye and ear protection.
www.firearmstraining.com /class_desc.html   (2427 words)

 LSP - Support, Security, Safety, and Communications - Concealed Handgun Permit Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Louisiana concealed handgun permits are issued for a period of Four (4) or Two (2) years.
For purposes of the concealed handgun law, a permittee is considered under the influence of alcohol when a blood alcohol reading of.05% or greater by weight of alcohol in the blood is obtained, or a blood or urine test shows any confirmed presence of a CDS.
This is a searchable database of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.
www.lsp.org /handguns.html   (1816 words)

 The Anti-HCI Website!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The organization voiced a desire for an eventual handgun ban through gradual steps, but changed its name and espoused goals due to results of a survey.
Handgun Control, Inc.(The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence) toddled along as a smallish, fringe organization until the near-fatal wounding of presidential Press Secretary James Brady during the attempted assassination of then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
November 30 2004 was the ninth anniversary of the signing of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, better known as the Brady Law.
www.handguncontrol.net   (1978 words)

 Handgun cases and pocket pistol case by MTM Case-Gard
Handgun cases and pocket pistol case by MTM Case-Gard
Adding to MTM's trusted line of handgun cases are two new sizes, the 2 Pistol and 4 Pistol Handgun Cases.
The handgun storage box was designed for storing semi-automatics and revolvers with a barrel length of four inches or less.
www.mtmcase-gard.com /handgun.html   (520 words)

 MPHA - Manitoba Provincial Handgun Assoc.
In partnership with Sport Manitoba, the MPHA is the coordinating body which represents the four approved disciplines of handgun shooting in Manitoba.
Their main function is to oversee the distribution of funds to responsibly and effectively promote the handgun sport throughout the Province.
The Manitoba Provincial Handgun Association shall provide opportunity for, as well as actively promote and support, effective programming for handgun athletes, coaches and officials affiliated with the MPHA so that they may learn, practice and develop expertise in the sport of handgun shooting, within the parameters essential for effective handgun sport development.
www.handgun.mb.ca   (298 words)

 Handgun-Free America - Useful Quotes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As you know, my position is we should ban all handguns, get rid of them, no manufacture, no sale, no importation, no transportation, no possession of a handgun.
I personally believe handguns should be outlawed and provided the substance for such a bill to Senator Percy and Congressman Conyers about a week ago.
The collective rights of the community to live free of widespread handgun violence outweighs the rights of individuals to carry defensive handguns against unknown enemies.
www.handgun-free.org /HFAMain/resources/quotes.htm   (2908 words)

 Handgun-Free America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Handguns pose a disastrous threat to your freedom.
From accidental shootings and suicides to murders and other criminal actions, handguns are a plague on our society that must be eradicated.
It is time to take back your freedom by showing your support for eradicating the handgun epidemic in America - sign up for your free membership with Handgun-Free America today.
www.handgun-free.org   (984 words)

 Peril or Protection? The Risks and Benefits of Handgun Prohibition. David Kopel. Gun control.
12] and the democratic nations which have adopted strict handgun control systems that enjoy a high degree of voluntary civilian compliance, have in part succeeded through the example set by government.
132] The analogy Dixon draws between the drug war and his proposed handgun war is apt, but the drawing of the analogy highlights the danger posed by the proposed handgun assault, as the next section argues.
Having argued for the value and enforceability of handgun confiscation, Dixon devotes the second half of the article to discussion of the impact of handgun prohibition on criminals and other persons.
www.constitution.org /2ll/2ndschol/63perilo.htm   (16566 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Concealed Handgun Carry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Concealed Handgun Carry" is the perfect reference book for experienced or new concealed handgun permit holder (or those considering applying for a concealed handgun carry permit).
Concealed Handgun Carry is a no nonsense street smart "how to" book providing tips and tactics on the lawful, effective and safe carrying of a concealed handgun from an experienced street-cop, law school graduate and Judge Advocate General (JAG).
Many of the topics covered are "unconventional" tactics and controversial concepts designed and developed by the author, a former "street cop" with the NYPD (New York City Police Department) and currently a police sergeant in the Midwest.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0966702905?v=glance   (653 words)

 Selecting a handgun for concealed carry
If you are reading this, perhaps you haven't made up your mind or have questions about your selection of a personal defense handgun.
While the caliber and action discussion is important, I find it incomplete and lacking in some important considerations for a person who carries a concealed handgun for self defense.
My personal favorite handgun cartridge is the.45 ACP because of its power and accuracy, but smaller cartridges will do the job if you do your part.
www.kc3.com /self_defense/selection.htm   (2606 words)

 Handgun Hunter Magazine
The print magazine is an annual publication, it's 120 pages of hunting and shooting with handguns.
Needing little introduction, they collectively have a couple hundred years of experience hunting with handguns.
We now have a bragging board for all those handgun trophies that you have taken.
www.handgunhunt.com   (193 words)

 Orange County NY Shooters, NY handgun license and NY gun law information.
OCShooters.com will give general information and point you to specific web sites that are related to local, state and national gun laws, handgun laws, NY State handgun license requirements, gun safety and related information.
Handgun Control, (aka Brady Campaign,) has announced that they are going to start a campaign to make vacationers aware that Florida now has a law that allows anyone to protect themselves against criminal attack no matter where that criminal attack occurs.
NY gun laws, handgun laws,NY handgun license requirements, pistol permit requirements, hunting laws, firearm laws and regulations, NY fishing laws and regulations and other related laws are subject to change at any time for many reasons.
www.ocshooters.com   (1794 words)

 Bureau of Justice Statistics Presale Handgun Checks, the Brady Interim Period, 1994-98   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Provides a national estimate of handgun purchase applications, the number rejected, and the reasons for rejection during the interim period before the permanent provisions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act went into effect.
These data were collected by the Regional Justice Information Service (REJIS) of St. Louis, Missouri and focus on the presale handgun checks from March 1, 1994 to November 29, 1998, the interim period.
For all of 1998 including December 1998, the first month of the permanent provisions of the Brady Act, the number of handgun application rejections totaled an estimated 78,000.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/abstract/phc98.htm   (165 words)

 KYVL: How to do reseasrch tutorial: How to Cite
Use the corporate author as the author, even if it is the same as the publisher.
The Basics of Personal Protection: A Practical Handgun Handbook.
Give the author of the chapter or part first, and the title of the chapter in quotation marks.
www.kyvl.org /html/tutorial/research/howtocite.shtml   (820 words)

 North Carolina Concealed Handgun Permit Statistics
The North Carolina General Assembly enacted a concealed handgun law that allows qualifying citizens of North Carolina the opportunity to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun.
This law became effective on December 1,1995, and requires that the permit be secured from the sheriff of the permittee's county of residence.
The SBI's Division of Criminal Information maintains statistics by county on the number of applications for Concealed Handgun Permits, the number of Concealed Handgun Permits that have been issued, the number of Concealed Handgun Permits that have been denied and the number of Concealed Handgun Permits that have been revoked since December 1, 1995.
sbi2.jus.state.nc.us /crp/public/other/chpsum.htm   (219 words)

 Genitron.com - Handgun Reference Resource
Keep checking back, as this section will grow as we discover more unusual guns during our research.
- This new section is dedicated to handgun basics, education and general handgun related information.
The first two entries in this section are unique, fully animated and interactive, Macromedia Flash illustrations of the internal operation of a semiautomatic pistol and revolver.
www.genitron.com   (149 words)

 Texas Department of Public Safety - Courtesy, Service, Protection
Apply for a New Concealed Handgun License or Instructor Certificate
Renew your Concealed Handgun License or Instructor Certificate
Change the address on your current Concealed Handgun License
www.txdps.state.tx.us /administration/crime_records/chl/chlsindex.htm   (125 words)

 Handgun Control
concealed handguns have been issued in the 40 states for which data
handgun than most of the other states that fall into that category.
to his vehicle, grabbed a handgun and shot Woods.
www.commondreams.org /pressreleases/Aug98/081498a.htm   (2070 words)

 Stanford Copyright & Fair Use - Primary Materials
In the Circuit Court's view the underlying basketball games at issue in this case did not fall within the subject matter of federal copyright protection because they did not constitute "original works of authorship" and they reversed the misappropriation claim.
Handgun Control Fed'n, 15 F.3d 559 (6th Cir.), cert.
The NRA sent short letters to its members urging opposition to two gun control bills pending before the Ohio legislature.
fairuse.stanford.edu /primary_materials   (4311 words)

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