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The smallest of all firearms is the handgun. There are three common types of handguns: single-shot pistols (more common historically), , and . Revolvers have a number of firing chambers or "charge holes" in a revolving cylinder; each chamber in the cylinder is loaded with a single cartridge or charge. Semi-automatic pistols have a single fixed firing chamber machined into the rear of the barrel, and a magazine so they can be used to fire more than one round. Each press of the trigger fires a cartridge, using the energy of the cartridge to activate the mechanism so that the next cartridge may be fired immediately. This is opposed to "double-action" revolvers which accomplish the same end using a mechanical action linked to the trigger pull.

Prior to the 19th century, all handguns were single-shot muzzleloaders. With the invention of the revolver in 1818, handguns capable of holding multiple rounds became popular. Certain designs of auto-loading pistol appeared beginning in the 1870s and had largely supplanted revolvers in military applications by the end of World War I. By the end of the 20th century, most handguns carried regularly by military, police and civilians were semi-automatic, although revolvers were still widely used. Generally speaking, military and police forces use semi-automatic pistols due to their high magazine capacities (10 to 17 or, in some cases, over 25 rounds of ammunition) and ability to rapidly reload by …
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Banning russian-made ak-47s sets off a us buying frenzy

“If you're buying these guns and selling them on the second market, we're talking about potentially dangerous people getting high-powered weapons,” said Brian Malte, director of federal and state mobilization at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
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Buying frenzy for ak-47s after ban

“If you're buying these guns and selling them on the second market, we're talking about potentially dangerous people getting high-powered weapons,” said Brian Malte, director of federal and state mobilization at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
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Is gun battle a no-win for kroger?

On one end, gun control advocates are demanding the Cincinnati-based retailer ban customers from carrying firearms in stores – and urging a boycott until they comply. On the other, hundreds of shoppers and pro-gun advocates have contacted Kroger urging ...
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