long gun

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long gun (plural long guns)

  1. A firearm, such as a shotgun or rifle, which is fired while braced against the shoulder.
    • 2011 11 April, Nicole O'Reilly, "ACTION project nets 70 guns," Hamilton Spectator (Canada) (retrieved 22 May 2011):
      The 33 long guns and 37 handguns were seized during the project examining 69 cases where people failed to register or renew a firearm licence.

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